McCain Paraphrased: I hate George W Bush. He is a fake. His playing dress-up in military garb is shame to his office and to the folks who really serve. He talks tough. That means zilch. I’m tough. Hell, John Kerry is tough. Do you see us flying onto aircraft carriers wearing a Halloween costume and announcing the end of something that’s barely begun? And the rest of my party has lost its way. Looking back, I probably joined the wrong team. And if I am ever going to do something shake things up and stand up against that which politically disgusts me, now just might be the moment. That said, of course I’d never consider being Kerry’s running mate. I’m a Republican.
. . . Sunday April 4, 2004