Sunday, July 13, 2008

John "Twitchy" Mcain

Senator McCain' explosive temper is an issue in his quest for the Presidency. I came across this video over at Castle Driftglass. In an interview with Staphocaucolis, one cannot help but be reminded of Herbert Lom, of Pink Panther fame.

At about the 1.40 mark, watch what happens to his left eye.

He recovers nicely by jumping to his success at being shot down and captured by the enemy during Vietnam. Of course, I would probably be twitchy myself, but it would not be a qualification for running for President.

His uncontrollable temper, however, should rule him out as President of the most powerful country on earth. One should listen to those who know him best:
A July 5 article quoted former Sen. Bob Smith, a New Hampshire Republican who served with McCain on the Senate Armed Services Committee, as saying, "I have witnessed incidents where he has used profanity at colleagues and exploded at colleagues . . . He would disagree about something and then explode. It was incidents of irrational behavior. We've all had incidents where we have gotten angry, but I've never seen anyone act like that."

"People who disagree with him get the ‘f*** you,'" said former Rep. John LeBoutillier, a New York Republican who had an encounter with McCain when he was on a POW task force in the House.

"He had very few friends in the Senate," said former Sen. Smith, who dealt with McCain almost daily. "He has a lot of support around the country, but I don't think he has a lot of support from people who know him well."


[I]n his 2002 memoir, "Worth the Fighting For," McCain said, "I have a temper, to state the obvious, which I have tried to control with varying degrees of success because it does not always serve my interest or the public's."


Senator McCain has serious anger management issues that his colleagues refer to as "irrational behavior" in the extreme. Those who work closest with him, other Senators, tend not to support him, or even like him very much.

Indeed, in McCain's own words, his inability to control his explosive temper "does not always serve my interest or the public's."

This is indeed one area that should be of grave concern to Americans, if it were only possible for the corporate media to get over its fanboy crush over the POW double-talk express bandwagon long enough to expose this very serious character flaw.

As it stands now, McCain was a POW, he was tortured, and that is damn well all we need to know.

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