I required an antiemetic to watch John McCain speak from the balcony of the Memphis motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. McCain's pandering performance reminded me of George Bush's theatrics on the USS Abraham Lincoln under a "Mission Accomplished" banner less than two months after the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq. It's called staging.
For John Warlover McCain to campaign for the highest office in the land while standing where Dr. King, the preeminent messenger for peace, was shot is hypocrisy of the vilest order and underlines the depths to which this psycho manipulator will travel for opportunity and power. After all, in 1983, McCain voted against creating a Martin Luther King federal holiday. To put it eloquently, John McChicanery sucks.
As the presidential hopeful told the booing crowd at the Lorraine Motel on Friday, "We can all be a little late sometimes in doing the right thing," I wondered how often McCain has been anywhere near early or prompt in doing something other than the wrong thing. I think of the children of Vietnam who were melted beyond recognition by the flip of a switch, controlled by the bomber-pilot McCain.
Many who consider him a hero will say that this status is forever carved in history because when offered release from captivity, he allowed someone who'd been there longer to leave. I disagree vehemently. Certainly, it was decent of McCain to wait his turn, however this act doesn't grant him a lifetime "get outta jail free card". That was then and there have been plenty of occasions between that time and now for him to step up. McCain says he's evolved, but his evolution has an aroma of politics. [More]