It is a vintage John McCain performance. Standing in a light-filled atrium at the University of Denver, McCain is espousing his vision for America's future relations with the world. He strikes a muscular tone against America's enemies, yet tempers it with restraint. He speaks of a 'common vision' among nations. He addresses the audience as 'my friends' and promises a safer, more reasonable world.
John McCain Is the Perfect American Lie
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Get Raw headlines in your browser, or in RSS. John McCain's temper is well documented. He's called opponents and colleagues "shitheads," "assholes" and in at least one case "a fucking jerk. But a new book on the presumptive Republican nominee will air perhaps the most shocking angry exchange to date. The Real McCain by Cliff Schecter, which will arrive in bookstores next month, reports an angry exchange between McCain and his wife that happened in full view of aides and reporters during a campaign stop.
Report: McCain's Profane Tirade At His Wife
It was my first time donating to a political campaign, much less a Republican one. But like a lot of people, I marveled at his backstory of surviving years and years in North Vietnamese captivity I even read, like, three pages of that big David Foster Wallace story about him , and—more important—I eagerly took all his Straight Talk Express horseshit to heart. Hey, that Republican is saying stuff about other Republicans! He seems like a real rebel! Back in , McCain scratched that itch for anyone like me who enjoyed pretending to be politically independent, and who happily latched onto McCain as a talisman of that independence.
A new book about John McCain aims to show, as its subtitle puts it, "why conservatives don't trust him—and why independents shouldn't. Yesterday, The Raw Story ran an excerpt that quotes McCain as calling his wife a "cunt" and a "trollop" after she made fun of his thinning hair. Two former reporters covering McCain, one who witnessed the following events and one who confirmed the facts provided by the first, relayed it to me as follows: In , the Arizona Republican congressional delegation had a strategy meeting. After they went to their separate offices, McCain called Renzi and demanded an apology. Renzi refused.