Monday, October 27, 2008

Make Believe Maverick

Here is an exhaustive (10 page -- exhaustive for Rolling Stone at least) investigation into the temperament and history of McCain by Rolling Stone Magazine. It's worth a read if anyone on this blog is undecided, or needs some information that could shine a light on the psychological motivations of this candidate.

Click the quote below for a link to the article:

This is the story of the real John McCain, the one who has been hiding in plain sight. It is the story of a man who has consistently put his own advancement above all else, a man willing to say and do anything to achieve his ultimate ambition: to become commander in chief, ascending to the one position that would finally enable him to outrank his four-star father and grandfather.

In its broad strokes, McCain's life story is oddly similar to that of the current occupant of the White House.

Enjoy getting better educated about a problematic candidate,


[via Uncle Ted, illustration credit in linked article]


Chuck Butcher said...

People have been mistaking the media construct of 2000 for McCain for quite awhile. At the time I thought my head would explode.

Catherine Just said...

I love that illustration of him. And it sounds a lot like the movie we saw "W" where you see that young Bush is jealous that his dad favors his older brother and he wants attention...sad