“He has no honor.” Quote:
In March 1968, McCain was put into solitary confinement, where he would be for two years. In July 1968, McCain’s father was named Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command (CINCPAC), stationed in Honolulu and commander of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater. McCain was immediately offered a chance to return home early: the North Vietnamese wanted a mercy-showing propaganda coup for the outside world, and a message that only privilege mattered that they could use against the other POWs. McCain turned down the offer of repatriation due to the Code of Conduct of “first in, first out”: he would only accept the offer if every man taken in before him was released as well. McCain’s refusal to be released was even remarked upon by North Vietnamese officials to U.S. envoy Averell Harriman at the ongoing Paris Peace Talks.
And so it’s McCain, not Huckabee, who precipitates the long-awaited conservative crack-up. Man, did Patrick Ruffini pick the wrong year for this project.
Update: AC evidently prefers “a Presidency that would get rolled quicker than you can say Jimmy Carter.”
Update: McCain Derangement Syndrome?