Sunday, August 26, 2018
I did not vote for McCain in 2008 and very often disagreed with his positions -- despite his "maverick" reputation, he was reliably Republican. Still, he did exhibit an occasional independent streak. He could compromise and work across the aisle. He had no problem telling the asshole Donald Trump where to get off. In the current state of political de-evolution, there's no one like him remaining in the GOP.
I most appreciate the Arizona Senator for two things:
1. In July 2017, just five months into my cancer treatments and shortly after revealing his own cancer diagnosis, McCain cast the the third and deciding Republican no vote to deny Trump's attempt to repeal Obamacare. He did it in dramatic fashion. (And did it again two months later.)
2. In advance planning for his funeral, McCain and family associates informed the White House that Trump will not be invited to attend. Dissing the fat-ass fraud from beyond the grave! Atta boy, John!