Biggest happening this weekend is the report that Senator John McCain has died.
It’s tough for me to comment on his life and legacy because I have such mixed emotions about him and his career. I equally hate to say anything bad about him because he’s dead and hate to say anything nice about him because, well, I can’t think of too much.
McCain holds the distinction of being the only person I ever voted for president whom I regret voting for. It’s not because I’m glad Obama won. I’m not. It’s that McCain has always represented what is to me one of the worst sorts of career politicians, particularly for a Republican. I never liked his vanity, his delight in spitting in the eyes of GOP voters and officials, or his political corruption. Later on, I really couldn’t stand his open borders attitude or warmongery.
Voting for him was distasteful to me and it didn’t help that his campaign was utterly embarrassing. Worse, I can’t think of a single positive thing he’s done ever since his campaign failed.
So that’s it. That’s as much of a eulogy as I can give him. I’m not going to say I’m happy he’s dead. I’m not that kind of person. But I’m glad he’s out of the Senate. I offer condolences to his family out of consideration for him being a husband and father, nothing more.
Anyway, open thread. What’s going on out there?