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Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:09 PM

Former McCain rivals Obama, Bush surprised with eulogy invite



It says a lot about who he was as a person that he chose his rivals to give eulogies.


Though I disagreed with McCain on almost every single issue I still respect him for his service to this country. I think McCain himself said something like "he would want to be remembered as someone who served his country with honor and made many mistakes in the process"

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nycbos Aug 2018 OP
tomhagen Aug 2018 #1
elmac Aug 2018 #2
bucolic_frolic Aug 2018 #3

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Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:04 PM

1. But no trump; and no Sarah Palin.

 

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Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:18 PM

2. McCain was a very forgiving man

 

as GW campaigned on McCain being mentally unfit, a nutcase. Didn't keep tRump from winning though.

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Thu Aug 30, 2018, 06:14 PM

3. Calling it 'compromise' in lieu of 'pro-American' is minor league indeed, CNN

Melania's boobs at 2:30

In my memory, and I did not follow his career closely, McCain seemed overrated as a politician, he was occupying his position because of his outstanding military service and the stout service of his father and grandfather (military family of the first order). By overrated I mean he was 80% articulate, he seemed to grumble and be at a loss for words sometimes. Despite his maverick reputation, he rarely compromised, and only then when he had a personal connection across the aisle with another Senator working on the same issue. He was like Susan Collins, lots of noise about moderation, but not much in the voting area. Only in the end on Obamacare did he go rogue, and we know his motivation there. But he will be well remembered by my and others for his funeral, for being able to plan it himself, and plan it for the good of the country, not just in a bipartisan manner, but as a contrast to the occupying pro-Russian party that has power currently. America would not be a first rate power without military families like the McCains. It's not something we think about very much, day to day.

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