Not that I believe that Senator John McCain has a chance of becoming President of the United States but is this really the man we could trust to become the leader of the Free World?
Here’s what the Washington Post reported yesterday in a story about John McCain and fellow Republican John Cornyn from Texas:
At a bipartisan gathering in an ornate meeting room just off the Senate floor, McCain complained that Cornyn was raising petty objections to a compromise plan being worked out between Senate Republicans and Democrats and the White House. He used a curse word associated with chickens and accused Cornyn of raising the issue just to torpedo a deal.
Things got really heated when Cornyn accused McCain of being too busy campaigning for president to take part in the negotiations, which have gone on for months behind closed doors. “Wait a second here,” Cornyn said to McCain. “I’ve been sitting in here for all of these negotiations and you just parachute in here on the last day. You’re out of line.”
McCain, a former Navy pilot, then used language more accustomed to sailors (not to mention the current vice president, who made news a few years back after a verbal encounter with Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont).
“[Expletive] you! I know more about this than anyone else in the room,” shouted McCain at Cornyn. McCain helped craft a bill in 2006 that passed the Senate but couldn’t be compromised with a House bill that was much tougher on illegal immigrants.
Can you imagine a President McCain in trade negotiations with the President of China, Hu Jintao?
What about a heated exchange with Russian President Vladimir Putin or other world leaders.
God forbid the conversation would turn sour and McCain would let loose a round of “F” you’s on other world leaders!
God forbid a man of this temperament would become President of the free world.