2018-08-26 17:01:30 UTC
Im of the contention that we should generally be judged or even rated as humans
by the bestand not worstthing weve ever done. So I have no problems with the
recently deceased Senator from Arizona, John McCain, a flawed, fallible white
man from America, being assessed honestly. Frankly, Im having the biggest kiki
over McCain giving President Petty Bonespurs a great big fat finger from the
In life, McCain notoriously left his sick bed to help cast the death knell for
the repeal of Obamacare; he also chose not to pander to his racist base when
some questioned Obamas allegiance to America. In this writers mind, that
levels out his choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate, and voting against
making Martin Luther King Jr.s birthday a national holiday in his first term in
Congress. In general, and despite his political party, McCain has, for the most
part, acted with decency and integrity, attributes all but ghost from todays
In that vein, CBS News reports that McCain requested that former Presidents
Barack Obama and George W. Bush deliver eulogies at his funeral. McCain died on
Saturday at age 81.
Former President Obama, who defeated the six-term Senator in 2008 presidential
race, issued a statement shortly after McCains death saying that he and his
former rival shared a fidelity to something higher. Obama continues:
We saw our political battles, even, as a privilege, something noble, an
opportunity to serve as stewards of those high ideals at home, and to advance
them around the world. We saw this country as a place where anything is possible
and citizenship as our patriotic obligation to ensure it forever remains that
Few of us have been tested the way John once was, or required to show the kind
of courage that he did. But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the
greater good above our own. At Johns best, he showed us what that means. And
for that, we are all in his debt. Michelle and I send our most heartfelt
condolences to Cindy and their family.
Donald Trump, McCains sometimes bitter rival, was not invited to McCains
funeral, according to reports. Under previously announced plans, Vice President
Mike Pence will attend instead.
In having at least two, and probably all living, presidents besides the sitting
one, at his funeral, McCain by acting decently, remains the maverick.