Wednesday, October 08, 2008

McSame as the Old Boss

We've all heard about McCain the War Hero. Well, we've heard it from the hero's perspective, anyhow, and it's an awesome story of one man's struggle to overcome the Enemy for the sake of his country. To resist the Other in defense of our Own.

Want to read what those who knew him then and throughout his years since returning from Vietnam have to say about John McCain, American Hero?

From Rolling Stone online
Make-Believe Maverick
A closer look at the life and career of John McCain reveals a disturbing record of recklessness and dishonesty

By TIM DICKINSON Posted Oct 16, 2008 7:00 PM

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This is the story of the real John McCain, the one who has been hiding in plain sight. It is the story of a man who has consistently put his own advancement above all else, a man willing to say and do anything to achieve his ultimate ambition: to become commander in chief, ascending to the one position that would finally enable him to outrank his four-star father and grandfather.

In its broad strokes, McCain's life story is oddly similar to that of the current occupant of the White House. John Sidney McCain III and George Walker Bush both represent the third generation of American dynasties. Both were born into positions of privilege against which they rebelled into mediocrity. Both developed an uncanny social intelligence that allowed them to skate by with a minimum of mental exertion. Both struggled with booze and loutish behavior. At each step, with the aid of their fathers' powerful friends, both failed upward. And both shed their skins as Episcopalian members of the Washington elite to build political careers as self-styled, ranch-inhabiting Westerners who pray to Jesus in their wives' evangelical churches.

[Grab a Cuppa for the Next 9 Pages :)]


Thanks for the link to this story, Tonya. While some of it reads politically motivated in opposition to what McCain's camp would have us believe, for the most part it rings true for the kind of person who would reach his status in my country's Society. The facts and the record back up this version of this candidate more so than any mythologizing.

{sigh} Sad but true.

1 comment:

  1. Friggin' heck, MB. This is dynamite.

    For those of us outside the USA who have no idea about who McCain and Obama are, this is 24 K gold.

    Thank you for posting that.

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