2008 John McCain: Kicking Commie Ass
posted by July 2 at 14:38 PMon
John McCain denied a Republican colleague’s claim that he roughed up an associate of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on a diplomatic mission in 1987, saying the allegation was “simply not true.”
Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., told a Mississippi newspaper that he saw McCain, during a trip to Nicaragua led by former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., grab an Ortega associate by his shirt collar and lift him out of his chair.
McCain may be denying it, but he’s gotta be loving it. Roughing up actual commies down in Central America? It’s probably total bullshit, but the mental image certainly won’t hurt the tough-guy character McCain is trying to develop.
As the first commenter on the Wall Street Journal report wrote:
maybe some other ner-do-wells deserve a thrashing too. Iíve got no problem with his slapping one of those thugs upside the head. Wish i could have done it myself. Go John!!
Comment by Sandanista Shot Put - July 2, 2008 at 3:59 pm
Senator Cochran (a five-term Republican from Mississippi) has been a McCain antagonist, but now endorses himóand who better to deploy a bit of crypto-flattery for McCain to deny than a former enemy?
Nifty bit of double-backflip campaigning there, Senators.