The first time somebody compared John McCain to Cotton Hill, I thought it was hilarious. I’ve even been working on a McCain parody video of Cotton Hill clips interspersed with C-SPAN clips. But I’ve had to abandon the project, because it’s just not funny. As McCain grows more erratic and irrational by the day, Cotton just doesn’t hold a candle to him. From today’s Washington Post:
If John McCain gets any more hostile toward his Senate colleagues, they might consider having him go through the metal detector before he enters the Capitol.
Saturday’s debate on the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was only half an hour old when the Arizona Republican burst onto the floor from the cloakroom, hiked up his pants and stalked over to his friend Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). Ignoring Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), who had the floor, McCain hectored the men noisily for a few moments, waving his arms for emphasis.
When McCain finally stormed off, Durbin shook his head in exasperation and Lieberman smiled. A minute later, McCain returned – he had apparently remembered another element of his grievance – and resumed his harangue.
My great-grandmother used to say, “Whatever you’re like when you’re young, you get more so when you get old.” As we look back on McCain’s history, we can see plenty of clues that he’s been a miserable son of a bitch, and probably unhinged, all along; it seems he’s now lost even the ability to feign sanity.
So I’m giving up my video plans. I like Kyle Suchomel’s take on McCain, though:
Much as I dislike Obama, I am grateful to him for keeping McCain out of the White House.