Looks like it to me. John McCain who rose to fame as a Mavericky Media darling who put “Country First,” has been exposed, since his presidential run, as a shallow mean old man who cares very little other than looking out for number 1.
Here’s J-Mac slipping the shiv to Lincoln Cafee:
Chafee was a one-term centrist GOP sentor who opposed the war in
Iraqin contrst with McCain ( ), who was one of its chief supporters. But the former senator said that when McCain campaigned for him in 2006, he spoke about "more troops needed in Ariz. ." And at an event with a group of environmentalists, McCain called for more nuclear energy. Iraq
"You talk about cold, calculating political opportunism — that's the way I felt at the time,'' he said on WPRO Radio, according to the Providence Journal. "At the time, it certainly wasn't helpful ... Those words were used against me.''
Chafee spoke in detail about how McCain upset him in 2006.
"This was when my whole campaign was based in opposition to the war in Iraq and my opponent, Sheldon Whitehouse, used those comments against me in a debate: 'Linc Chafee, you stood shoulder to shoulder with John McCain [while] he called for more troops in Iraq,'" he said.
"I could see [me] losing those environmental votes in front of my eyes, and I said to myself ... John McCain's coming here for John McCain 2008 presidential campaign."
McCain was preparing for the 2008 Primary Season and Chafee was a speed bump. What a guy.
That was then. And of course today, McCain, mavericky no more, is unapologetic in his support of unholy teabaggery having recently said something to the sort of [paraphrasing] - the crazier the teabagger the better - in terms of new congressmen coming to D.C. next year.