The real McCain?

“As you may or may not know, Rolling Stone published an in-depth piece on Sen. John McCain. According to the article, Make-Believe Maverick, McCain is not quite what he makes himself out to be. Wait a minute. You mean he didn’t defy all odds in his lifetime of achievement? No way.”

As you may or may not know, Rolling Stone published an in-depth piece on Sen. John McCain.

According to the article, Make-Believe Maverick, McCain is not quite what he makes himself out to be.

Wait a minute.

You mean he didn’t defy all odds in his lifetime of achievement?

No way.

The expose indicates that McCain was not even as skilled a pilot as President George W. Bush, that his achievements were largely born out of the privilege of being born into a powerful and influential family, and that he is not the most likable cat in Congress.

In fact, it quotes three GOP senators, who said things like his temper would place this country at risk in international affairs and that the thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine.

It also paints a significantly different picture of his imprisonment in a Hanoi POW camp.

In fact, it paints it as being one in which there may have been an act of dishonor.

Apparently, the code of honor prohibits captured servicemen from divulging any information. Any.

McCain cannot deny that he divulged information. There is footage of him providing his captors with the name and rank of his very important father.

According to Rolling Stone, divulging that information gave McCain some sort of privilege as a VIP.

That’s not to say that spending five years as a prisoner of war is some sort of holiday abroad. It’s not.

But, when your father is the commander of the Navy forces in the Pacific, and you mention that to your captors, you’re going to be treated differently. Which is exactly why McCain told them.

He also gave an anti-American confession. That’s right. He has been quoted as saying, Every man has his breaking point. I had reached mine.

You don’t say.

There’s only one problem. This article is really only great for Democrats.

For the most part, Rolling Stone is preaching to the choir.

Democrats already dislike McCain, as do some Republicans.

For this awful revelation-or series of revelations-to have any bearing on the election, it has to be read and believed by McCain supporters or undecided voters.

Let’s face it: It won’t be.

And don’t hold your breath waiting for Barack Obama to call McCain a liar or to expose him for what he is. That will never happen. He shouldn’t – and doesn’t need to – jump on this article.

Undoing the fairy tale that is McCain’s fable of heroism and adversity would be the undoing of the Obama campaign.

Obama is smart enough to know that he will win the election if he doesn’t do anything wrong between now and Nov. 4. However, it sure would be fun if he utilized some of those scathing GOP quotes.