Thursday, November 15, 2012

“If Sen. McCain and Sen. Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me,”

This is what the President said about the criticism made by the Senators of UN Ambassador Rice and her mistaken (to be generous) statements on Sunday television news programs about the Benghazi killings.

I rather doubt that Senator McCain is much intimidated.  I don't know why one in the President's position would make a veiled threat like that unless he were dealing with someone who could be intimidated.  Otherwise he is wasting his breath.  Perhaps Senator McCain's less than subservient approach to his North Vietnamese captors many years ago slipped the President's mind.  On the other hand, I recall that supporters of the President when he ran for that office in 2008 made fun of the Senator's use of his arms and hands, which his brutal captors' torture of him disabled.

I might be able to deal with Senator Graham.  Maybe.  I can say most definitely, however, that I would not want Senator McCain to come after me.

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