The cantankerous and crotchety war hero with a “get off my damn front lawn” approach to international affairs, Senator McCain, went all Eastwood in Gran Torino (or even Eastwood at the RNC in Tampa) on reporters. It seems some disrespectful CNN youth asked why he decided to have a press conference about the need for more discussions on Benghazi, all the while blithely not bothering to attend a classified briefing on Benghazi that was being delivered to the Senate Homeland Security committee, of which he’s a ranking member. That’s like leaving a restaurant to scream about not having enough fix-ins’ for you salad just as the restaurant is refilling the salad bar.
When approached by CNN Reporters in a Capitol hallway (the elderly are notoriously crankier in hallways) earlier today, McCain was asked about the so-called “scheduling error” regarding his conspicuous absence during the Benghazi hearing.
“I have no comment about my schedule and I’m not going to comment on how I spend my time to the media,” McCain said. Asked why he wouldn’t comment, McCain grew agitated: “Because I have the right as a senator to have no comment and who the hell are you to tell me I can or not?” (Daily Kos)
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McCain’s increasingly pugnacious and erratic behavior leads me to believe that he’s now an animatronic version of his former self. In any case, “scheduling error” will soon be the latest meme de jour.
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