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John McCain’s white hot anger is legendary among those who know him and among his colleagues (the real reason he won’t win the Miss Congeniality Award), but the public still hasn’t seen it boil over. So it’s useful to have the accounts of those who have. Yesterday in HuffPo Nico Pitney pointed us to a…

Until his botched grandstanding over the financial crisis last week, John McCain hadn’t set foot in the US Senate since last April. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t doing business as usual, though:

Here I am watching 20% of my retirement savings going down the toilet and John McCain tells me he will be doing me a favor over the next ten years by cutting $1.3 trillion from the Medicare and Medicaid budgets. $1.3 trillion. I’m on Medicare and I am not too happy about this. He needs…

It’s Nobel Prize time, and once again I didn’t get the call. In fairness to the Nobel Committee, I didn’t deserve it either, but since Henry Kissinger got a Nobel Prize he didn’t deserve, I don’t know why this should have been a barrier. I could use the money and the fame wouldn’t hurt. Anyway,…

It’s common knowledge John McCain has an anger management problem. That’s what’s at the bottom of his oft repeated refrain that he wouldn’t win the Miss Congeniality prize in the US Senate. It’s not that he’s a maverick. It’s that he’s nasty and impulsive and without any instinct for comity with his colleagues. He also…

My father was an old fashioned “physician and surgeon,” something we don’t have today. He did everything: delivered you, took out your appendix or tonsils, treated your parents’ heart disease, your childhood diseases, your broken bones, your kids’ childhood diseases, the diabetes you got later in life and the heart disease that went along with…

I just watched the Biden – Palin “debate.” Governor Palin succeeded by not failing. Biden succeeded by not putting his foot in his mouth. The rest of us were losers. Like the Presidential debate, we learned little, and everyone will see the “winner” in terms of his or her own preferences. Probably the main outcome…

Tonight is the much anticipated Vice Presidential debate between Governor Palin and Senator Biden. As Governor Palin noted, we all know a lot about Senator Biden. He’s been around a long time. He’s not as old as Senator McCain but he’s more experienced. Governor Palin? Not so much. Here’s some of what we know, a…

You may have heard of the Keating Five scandal but not know much about it. Given the size of the scandal, that’s a bit curious. Maybe it’s the fact that four of the five Senators were Democrats that explains why the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee have been fairly quiet about it. All…

Annals of McCain – Palin, XIV: gambling man

Many people characterized Dishonest John McCain’s shenanigans around the bail-out bill a gamble that didn’t pay off, but it was hardly uncharacteristic. McCain is not only a risk taker but an inveterate gambler, literally and figuratively. He is also a Big Friend of the gaming industry and a customer. Over the weekend the New York…