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How John McCain Turned His
Clichés Into Meaning

New York Times Magazine, by Mark Leibovich

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/19/2013 8:03:54 AM

When I walk into John McCain’s office a week before Thanksgiving, he is not at all happy — and seems to be enjoying it quite a bit. He is sampling none of the usual flavors of upset we tend to associate with the Arizona senator: not the “McCain is bitter” or “get off my yard” varieties, not even the “deeply troubled” umbrage that politicians of all stripes love to assume. Here is a man, instead, who is gleefully seizing an opportunity for outrage. “I am very angry,” McCain says through a smiling grimace. He hands me a photocopied compilation of

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/19/2013 8:13:07 AM     (No. 9659922)

McCain is the medias´ darling because he ticks off conservatives and other rational thinking people.
I will not pay attention until they report he is room temperature.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lazyman, 12/19/2013 8:17:07 AM     (No. 9659933)

The only thing I know about him is that he failed to take evasive action and cost the taxpayers a million dollar plane and he thinks everyone is his friends based on his use of the term ad nauseam.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 12/19/2013 8:17:49 AM     (No. 9659935)

McCain is the MSM´s tool when they want him to be....and he likes that.

The same goes for his pet poodle in South Carolina.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: eoddad, 12/19/2013 8:20:21 AM     (No. 9659941)

Do I have to read a New York Times article about J. McCain? NO.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/19/2013 8:31:39 AM     (No. 9659963)

Agree #4. This is totally on the ignore list.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 12/19/2013 8:33:43 AM     (No. 9659966)

This is one of the things that gets McCain out of bed in the mornings: a favorable mention in the NYT.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 12/19/2013 8:37:10 AM     (No. 9659971)

I read the first page then went to comments from the Sarah Palin haters. Then there was this from one of them: "Obama, whom McCain scorns, got ahead the old fashioned way, he earned his way into those schools and had the intellectual horsepower to succeed once admitted." Really??? How would they know since all his records have been hidden? And seems I have seen something about ´foreign student´ and government educational grants.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: desertcowboy, 12/19/2013 8:44:09 AM     (No. 9659979)

I really don´t need to read another word about the turn-coat John McCain. His bravery in the Hanoi Hilton does not make up for his selling out this country on the floor of the Senate and his cowardice in the face of the democrats.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/19/2013 8:53:50 AM     (No. 9659991)

Leibovich likes to write about politicians. He sounds as though he enjoys them. McCain is a politician.

This has nothing to do with governing our great country - although, unfortunately, it has everything to do with it.

We need to weed them out from time to time. Plant new material. But somehow these old rotten ones hang on.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BamaTex, 12/19/2013 9:48:06 AM     (No. 9660070)

Every article published by the disgraceful NYT comes with a political motive--in other words, it prints only propaganda with a little news sprinkled here and there for cover. McCain is a has-been and has always been an arrogant fool. Remember when he played the voice of reason when the R´s were threatening the nuclear option in the senate--how´d that work out for McCain? Where are his liberal colleagues now? Who pays the price for his stupidity?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/19/2013 10:01:22 AM     (No. 9660087)

So now the NYTimes (you know them - they used to be a newspaper) has a sudden bromance with McCain?
What does THAT tell you?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: chumley, 12/19/2013 10:02:09 AM     (No. 9660089)

Its time to thin the herd. He used up all his "POW hero" points years ago. Hes just another one of the crowd that turns conservative every 5 1/2 years, then back to being a liberal.
Since he displays no loyalty, he is unworthy of loyalty.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 12/19/2013 11:22:34 AM     (No. 9660206)

To heck with him. The only less-attractive candidate than Hitlery is McPain.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Chief1942, 12/19/2013 6:28:52 PM     (No. 9660718)

John McCain is relevant only to those Democrats he´s in bed with. For us in Arizona, who are embarrassed daily by his treachery in politics, he simply needs to join his buddy Ted Kennedy, and sooner rather than later.

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