Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye...

Looking back in the wake of John McCain's little tiff with Barbra Streisand this week, a few political blogs found this little gem from 6 years ago. I don't remember seeing it before, and it got me laughing very hard this morning:

The more I thought about it, the more it became kind of sad that the feisty attitude and chutzpah displayed by McCain to not only do SNL, but be a guest host, is absent from the McCain we see today.

The maverick from Arizona is being handled more by the Republican establishment to be the most malleable, agreeable candidate to mainstream Republicans, single-issue fringe groups, and neo-con Bushites still in denial about the results of their eight years of bad craziness. The result, along with the growing concern about the viability of Ms. Palin as a serious running mate, is someone who is truly a shadow of his former self.

Truth be told, if the McCain out on the campaign trail today was the guy who had the cojones to do what he did in 2002, I might have given him a little more of a look as the summer wore on to the conventions. As it stands now, I can't see this guy leading, and I definitely can't see his number 2 amounting to a hill of moose dung on the world stage if called to do so.

I miss you, John McCain.


Yadah said...

Sorry you think this way, John. I am really surprised. At least you let us know where you stand.

John Linko said...

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