We all know him.War hero,married to a fabulously wealthy beer heiress,going into his 30th year as a US senator.A favorite on the Sunday talk show circuit,owing to his zeal in stabbing his fellow republicans in the back.his career has been based solely on the years he spent as a POW during the VietNam war.He lost a close primary to George W. Bush in 2000,which put him next in line for a presidential run based on the GOPe hierarchy.We will never know how he would have fared against a previously unknown mulatto from Illinois who had never worked for anything in his life.He seemed more concerned with looking gentlemanly and barely said a negative thing about a community organizer who was plainly the most radical person ever to run for the office.
But unless you’ve been a political junkie for a lot of years you may not be aware of how completely corrupt and willing he is to throw anybody under the bus to save his cushy job.After bowing down and handing the presidency to the Magic Negro he ran for his next term against a talk show host,J.D.Hayworth and spent more than $4 million viciously attacking him.NOBODY! can get his seat from him.He has the money,the power and the party backing to be an incumbent as long as he wishes.
THE KEATING FIVE
McCain: The Most Reprehensible of the Keating Five
You’re John McCain, a fallen hero who wanted to become president so desperately that you sold yourself to Charlie Keating, the wealthy con man who bears such an incredible resemblance to The Joker.
Obviously, Keating thought you could make it to the White House, too.
He poured $112,000 into your political campaigns. He became your friend. He threw fund raisers in your honor. He even made a sweet shopping-center investment deal for your wife, Cindy. Your father-in-law, Jim Hensley, was cut in on the deal, too.
Nothing was too good for you. Why not? Keating saw you as a prime investment that would pay off in the future.
DOES THAT SOUND FAMILIAR????
Since Keating’s collapse, you find yourself doing obscene things to save yourself from the Senate Ethics Committee’s investigation. As a matter of course, you engage in backbiting behavior that will turn you into an outcast in the Senate if you do survive.
When the reporters fail to print your tips quickly enough–as in the case of your tip on Michigan Senator Donald Riegle–you call them back and remind them how important it is to get that information in the newspapers.
Those who survive will be the sociopaths who can tell a lie with the most sincere, straight face. You are especially adept at this.
On Sunday, Senators Dennis DeConcini, Alan Cranston, and Riegle refused offers to appear on the Brinkley show. What must we make of that?
There you sat with Glenn, both sweating before the cameras, waiting to answer questions: two badly tarnished American icons.
No one forgets that Glenn was the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. You won’t let anyone forget that you were a prisoner of war. But you have played that tune too long. By now your constant reminders about your war record make you seem like a modern version of Arthur Miller’s tragic failure Willy Loman.
Clearly, both you and Glenn sold your fame for Charles Keating’s money.
Just keep telling everyone that it was your wife’s money invested in that shopping center with Keating and that you knew nothing about it.
You sought out a master criminal like Keating and became his friend. Now you’ve discarded him. It shouldn’t be surprising that you are now in the process of selling out your senatorial accomplices.
You’re John McCain, clearly the guiltiest, most culpable and reprehensible of the Keating Five. But you know the power of television and you realize this is the only way you can possibly save your political career.
THIS MAN IS EVERY BIT A CORRUPT LIAR AS HIS FRIENDS THE DEMOCRATS.