Stab From The Past

by tristero

You may have heard the phrase "Keating Five" and understood that it had something to do with St. John McCain back before he attained sainthood. Well, here's as good an intro as any and it only takes 2 minutes. I particularly love the last part:

h/t SilentPatriot.

People, this is the last person in the world, other than Sarah Palin, that you want running the country. This is serious. He admits he makes rash, hasty, and, this is important, wrong decisions. (And for once, I think McCain is actually telling the truth.) And what does he do? Does he say he is working to get his impulsiveness under control? Does he say that the consequences of his bad decisions, which he is willing to live with, might also adversely affect millions upon millions of others if he is in a position power? Does this kind of temperament fit the presidency of the most powerful country in the world? Is it possible that McCain has, somehow, matured since his bad judgment in Keating Five?

No. No. No. No.

Folks, a President McCain - I can't even type it without a shudder- will make us yearn for the halcyon days when Commander Codpiece stalked the earth and the Tweeties amongst us swooned in awe. McCain is, by no stretch of the imagination, a serious candidate for president. But don't take my word for it, just look at his childish, dangerous, narcissistic behavior. As to if to prove the point that he isn't serious, he has treated his candidacy - from the choosing of Sarah Palin to his idiotic timeout stunts - as if running for president was some kind of goofy joke .

What McCain is, however, by his own admission, is exactly the wrong person for the job. Which job? Any job that requires careful, thoughtful, decision making. Such as sending my child to war. Such as protecting my savings. Such as running my country.

h/t, my friend and fellow composer LS for suggesting this topic.