Monday, January 29, 2007

John McCain vs. John McCain (Destruction of the Myth of John McCain)

Brave New Films put together this devastating film on "Straight Talkin'" John McCain's whack-a-mole positions regarding Iraq, gay marriage, and the Christian Right as the champagne smash across the bow of a new website,

One of the virgin blogs on the site includes a link to Sidney Blumenthal's chronicle of the destruction of the myth of John McCain. It's called: The Myth of John McCain. Here's a key passage:

McCain's political colleagues, however, know another side of the action hero -- a volatile man with a hair-trigger temper, who shouted at Senator Ted Kennedy on the Senate floor to "shut up", and called fellow Republican senators "shithead ... fucking jerk ... asshole". A few months ago, McCain suddenly rushed up to a friend of mine, a prominent Washington lawyer, at a social event, and threatened to beat him up because he represented a client McCain happened to dislike. Then, just as suddenly, profusely and tearfully, he apologised.

So much for the Republican that the media believes has crossover appeal.