Monday, January 7, 2008

Who is John McCain?

Who is John McCain? Here are some things the liberal media won't tell you about McCain...

As a child, John was known for a quick temper and an aggressive drive to compete and prevail.[4]

He had a continued reputation as a fiery and contentious personality[9] and graduated from high school in 1954.

McCain was a rebellious midshipman and his career at the Naval Academy was ambivalent and lackluster.[10]

He had his share of run-ins with the faculty and leadership; each year he was given over 100 demerits. [2]

McCain graduated from Annapolis in 1958; he was fifth from the bottom in class rank.[13]

He earned a reputation as a party man, as he drove a Corvette, dated an exotic dancer named "Marie the Flame of Florida", and, as he would later say, "generally misused my good health and youth."[7]

While still married, in 1979, while attending a military reception in Hawaii, McCain met and fell in love with Cindy Lou Hensley, 17 years his junior, a teacher from Phoenix, Arizona who was the daughter of James Willis Hensley, a wealthy Anheuser-Busch distributor.[50]

By now it was clear that McCain's naval career was stalled; he would never be promoted to admiral as his grandfather and father had been.[48]. McCain filed for and obtained an uncontested divorce from his wife Carol in Florida on April 2, 1980;[19]

McCain and Hensley were married on May 17, 1980[13] in Phoenix, Arizona. McCain's children were very upset with him and did not attend the wedding.[48]

Keating Five: In 1989, the Lincoln Savings and Loan Association of Irvine, Calif., collapsed. Lincoln's chairman, Charles H. Keating Jr., was faulted for the thrift's failure. It came out that senators had been beneficiaries of $1.3 million in campaign contributions from Keating.

The ethics committee's investigation focused on five senators: Alan Cranston (D-CA); Dennis DeConcini (D-AZ); John Glenn (D-OH); John McCain (R-AZ); and Donald W. Riegle, Jr. (D-MI), who became known as the Keating Five.

After months of testimony, [it was revealed that] that all five senators acted improperly.

McCain's reputation as a maverick stems from his authorship of the McCain-Feingold Act for campaign finance reform and his stance on illegal immigration[168].

McCain has been a strong opponent of the Bush administration's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" in the War on Terror.[169][170]

McCain has been a lead sponsor of gun control legislation.[171][172]

McCain voted against President Bush's tax cuts in 2001 and 2003, though he voted to extend the tax breaks in 2005[173].


George said...

Here's some logic for you. We all concede that the dems salivate at the possibility of a Huckabee nomination because they know they can beat him hands down. WE know this. On the other side who do you think they fear the most. It's Romney plain and simple. This would be to me the best indication of who our nominee should be. The general media can't say anything positive toward Romney. I swear he could find the cure to cancer and it would be spun.
It reminds me of the movie "Remember the Titans" where the referees in the game were going to sabotage the outcome no matter what because of bigotry. If N.H. voters go for McCain it is revealed nakedly for everyone to see that bigotry is alive and well. On what am I basing this? Romney won the debates hands down...that is the overwhelming consensus. Are we really going to elect a 72 yr old with a temper like McCain?

Anonymous said...

McCain is just not impressive...isn't impressive. I can't believe NH couldn't see this, or at least a lot of them couldn't. Let's hope for strong finishes in Michigan and Nevada.

Anonymous said...

He is tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo old 2 be a president he gonna before is first term ends lol

dallas said...

A vote for that idiot McCain is a vote for a cocky dumb ass!!!!!!!

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