Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Cool Moment

While I am not the biggest fan of his policies, my jaw did drop when I just saw Senator John McCain in person for the first time. Regardless of what people say about him-I'd take him to Hillary anyday of the week.

9 Comments:

At 2/01/2006 02:34:00 PM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

Nice enough guy. I met him at the GOP Convention in Philly back in 2000 when I had to dress up as Uncle Sam and stand on stage with him at an event spotlighting tort reform that my old organization was putting on with him.

I'd only vote for him if he were the nominee, though, and I'll work my darnedest to make sure that he isn't.

 
At 2/01/2006 02:36:00 PM, Blogger Hirons said...

I'd almost have to say I'd take Hillary - McCain is a scum of a politician.

I've had the displeasure of meeting him way too many times.

 
At 2/01/2006 03:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain endorsed Shadegg for House Majority Leader today.

 
At 2/01/2006 03:27:00 PM, Anonymous marty nohe said...

Scott, get off the fence. Tell is how you REALLY feel about Senator McCain.

 
At 2/01/2006 04:19:00 PM, Blogger James E. Martin said...

I was speechless when i was first introduced to Mark Warner, if first imprecations are anything he must have thought i was an idiot who couldn't talk (ive since rectified the situation, good is he a great guy!)

 
At 2/01/2006 04:24:00 PM, Anonymous NoVA Scout said...

It may be more a reflection on me than on anyone else, but I have a lot of trouble understanding why so many Republicans profess to have a visceral dislike of McCain. His record seems solidly conservative and the biggest hit seems to be that he ran against W in the 2000 primaries. I don't think folks should get demerits for that. So I'd be interested to know what the beef with him is. My primary reservation about him this time around is his age. His best opportunity was 2000.

 
At 2/02/2006 03:14:00 AM, Anonymous Bill Kuster said...

There against him because he believes in smaller and less nosey government. Very anti-conservative!

 
At 2/02/2006 09:55:00 AM, Blogger Hirons said...

Nova Scout - people, who have had to deal with him, dislike him because he's a phony. He puts on a completely different public persona compared to the Real John McCain. Hiss dog and pony show of being the fiscally responsible one is a joke.

I worked for a Congressman from New Mexico a few years ago and typically members from New Mexico and Arizona have a pretty close working relationship. Here's just one example of how McCain operates. McCain begged and pleaded with my boss, amoungst others to make sure a particular road project that benefited both New Mexico and Arizona got included in an Approps. bill and paid for. One little thing we overlooked was that McCain was certain to keep his name off the request. A few months after passage Johnny boy publishes his book of pork projects. What project is on there? The road he fought for - but kept his name off of. It nearly cost my boss his election.

Most people on the Hill have been stabbed in the back more than once by McCain and that's why he is so despised. Biggest problem with him is he's in it for himself - not for the party, not for the people and not for the county - it's all about getting the spotlight turned on him!

 
At 2/02/2006 10:16:00 AM, Blogger James Young said...

I wouldn't say that I feel that strongly about McCain (certainly not as strongly as Scott does!). I thought he did much to redeem himself during the 2004 campaign, when he performed yeoman's service for the President.

However, I also recall talking to a colleague after the 2000 primary. He voted for McCain. The day after the primary, McCain (who lost in Virginia) launched an attack on Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. My colleague --- a practicing Jew --- stated that he never regretted a vote so quickly in his life.

 

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