'Tis the season where people retreat to
their respective political tribes and attack anyone who dares to attack
their tribal leaders, especially if one of them is seen as a hero.
Well, get ready to attack me, because I'm
going to attack Sen. John McCain.
This morning, the senior statesman
(cough, cough) was on the Barry Young show on KFYI, the leading
conservative talk-radio station in Ariz. He was
talking about the CBS show "60 Minutes" withholding the
truth of what Obama had said about the Benghazi tragedy. Expressing shock
over the brazen media bias, McCain said, "I've never seen anything like
Actually, he has seen something like
it. He saw it up close and personal when he got the press to
withhold information that would have been damaging to himself.
Years ago, when McCain's wife
Cindy was caught stealing drugs from the nonprofit she supported
in order to feed her drug habit, McCain met with the senior editors of the
Arizona Republic, a conservative newspaper at the time, and asked then to not
break the story for a day or two until he had a chance to do damage
control. Amazingly, they obliged.
Well, maybe it wasn't so amazing, given
that the newspaper previously had helped to launch McCain's career by
giving him a column to express his opinions. And a muckety-muck there was
a close friend of McCain. The guy was also a big phony. He
had lied that he had been a fighter pilot like McCain, even to the
extent of sometimes wearing his old uniform. McCain would have
us believe that he didn't see through the charade, although the two of them
must have shared war stories.
Is that a spear in your hand?