John McCain not improving with age

2012-11-22T05:00:00Z John McCain not improving with age Arizona Daily Sun
November 22, 2012 5:00 am

To the editor:

It is unfortunate that Senator John McCain continues to diminish his reputation. It started anew in the recent election when Jon Kyl and he stood up in an ad against Richard Carmona and used inflammatory words to discredit Carmona, a decent man, so as to refute their own words of praise of Carmona in his confirmation as U.S. Surgeon General.

Unfortunately, the scorched earth words continue after the election with the confrontational words on the Libya consulate tragedy and condemning Ambassador Rice for her words immediately after the attack, which were from the best intelligence at the time.

McCain used the term of a "Watergate" type investigation. That is an inane comparison, since Watergate was a burglary and theft of the Democratic Party files by the sitting president, Richard Nixon. McCain needs to be reminded of his part in the Arizona S&L scandal with his buddy Charles Keating. Keating went to jail and McCain was lucky that he was not charged.

After this election, Arizonans want petty political posturing to stop. Some men get better with age and some get very angry and bitter. McCain has become the poster child for a grumpy old man, increasingly irrelevant to civil public discourse.

David Osborne

Flagstaff

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  1. NotASheep
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    NotASheep - November 28, 2012 7:35 am
    Sorry Bob, but that is a challenge, not taking responsibility!

    McCain is a war hero, but he is also a poster child for term limits in this country - so is Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, etc... All of them - you serve a maximum of eight years of elected office period - then you go away - we would be much better off.

    Just say NO to professional politicians
  2. Captain America
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    Captain America - November 27, 2012 7:47 pm
    McCain looks worse by the day. The man is an American hero for his service to our country; however, after 40 years his blatant, arrogance, and truly ignorant choice of Sarah Palin in 2008 has defined the man as a bitter loser. Desperate to stay relevant with the national media, he had lost all sense of sanity and his a disgrace to our fine state.
  3. FlagRealist
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    FlagRealist - November 24, 2012 11:29 am
    I agree with David all the way. I would add sore loser and flip-flopper to the list as well.

    McCain has lost how many attempts to be president?

    McCain would support a Joint Chiefs decision to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell" but not if a Democrat was president.
  4. Bob Swift
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    Bob Swift - November 23, 2012 4:25 pm
    NotASheep: In making your statement that "Barrack needs to man up and take some responsibility."

    you apparently overlooked

    "...If they want to go after somebody, they should go after me,” Obama insisted at a Nov. 14 White House press conference.
  5. NotASheep
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    NotASheep - November 22, 2012 5:29 pm
    Left/Right, you're all beginning to bore the heck out of me. Your candidate won, but you still have to defend every decision he makes, must not be too confident in your decision......
    In regards to Benghazi, whine all you want, but the administration clearly knew long before Susan Rice went on all the sunday shows that it wasn't a response to a video. Barrack needs to man up and take some responsibility. I'm glad McCain is asking questions, someone should.
  6. Morpheus
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    Morpheus - November 22, 2012 11:04 am
    Rest of the story: Carmona's ads were deliberately misleading. Re: Benghazi, if McCain is on to something then frankly I trust his judgement a lot more as someone with direct first hand experience than someone who only reads about it in the paper.
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