Sunday, August 10, 2008

Remembering the Times When McCain Got It Right

Here are a few selected quotes from Sen. McCain:

"As you may know, not long ago a couple hundred thousand Berliners made a lot of noise for my opponent. I'll take the roar of 50,000 Harleys any day." – John McCain at Sturgis, SD, August 2008

"Taking in my opponent’s performances is a little like watching a big summer blockbuster, and an hour in, realizing that all the best scenes were in the trailer you saw last fall." – Sen. John McCain

"The mindless slaughter is being conducted by a Russian military that seeks to reassert itself not only in the former Soviet Union but also to extend its reach throughout what used to be the former Soviet Union in an attempt to fold back into the Russian empire those countries that have broken away from it, most notably Georgia." – John McCain, speaking at Arizona State University in 1999 on the subject of the fighting in Chechnya

“The problem... is that most members of Congress don't pay attention to what's going on.” – John McCain

“Remember the words of Chairman Mao: 'It's always darkest before it's totally black.'” – John McCain

“The first pork-barrel bill that crosses my desk, I'm going to veto it and make the authors of those pork-barrel items famous all over America.” – John McCain

"In case you missed it, a few days ago Senator Clinton tried to spend $1 million on the Woodstock Concert Museum. Now, ladies and gentlemen, I wasn't there. I'm sure it was a cultural and pharmaceutical event. I was tied up at the time." – John McCain, on the years he spent as a P.O.W. in Vietnam

"Presidential ambition is a disease that can only be cured by embalming fluid." – John McCain

"I spent several years in a North Vietnamese prison camp, in the dark, fed with scraps. Do you think I want to do that all over again as vice president of the United States?" – John McCain

War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.” – John McCain

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