I could cite four or five actions -- not speeches -- that John McCain has taken that elicit my admiration, even my awe.
Of course, most people have done things more awesome than Richard Cohen.
For example, most of us have managed not to sexually harass a colleague while discussing the topic of sexual harassment to the great embarrassment of a major American newspaper; cuckolded a News Anchor; most of us haven't favored attacking another country because "violence is therapeudic"; and declared himself funny, but Stephen Colbert rude. However, that's just us and we're not as awesome as Dicky Cohen. Just ask him.
So it comes as little surprise that Cohen's litany of things Cohen admires McCain about include not only his POW time (naturally) but a series of items that turn out to be the things McCain is running from the same way Cohen is running from his mother's shame:
- campaign finance reform
Yeah, he's so over that.
- opposition to earmarks
Yeah, except for all the one's he keeps saying he doesn't oppose.
- politically imprudent opposition to the Medicare prescription drug bill
God forbid the Democrats who opposed this in much larger numbers get any credit.
And last but wankerously least:
- his very early call for additional troops in Iraq
Except, of course, this is entirely a created fiction of John McCain that Cohen just laps up without a moments thought of use of "the google" (which is apparently just for porn).
Tim Russert: Do you believe we have enough American troops on the ground right now?
John McCain: I think we have in numbers probably enough.