twofacemccain1.thumbnail.jpgThe "McCain Beat Up On a Sandinista" story continues, thanks to a denial from Senator John McCain. To recap, Senator Thad Cochran told the Sun-Herald this story yesterday about their trip south of the border over two decades ago:

"McCain was down at the end of the table and we were talking to the head of the guerilla group here at this end of the table and I don’t know what attracted my attention," Cochran said. "But I saw some kind of quick movement at the bottom of the table and I looked down there and John had reached over and grabbed this guy by the shirt collar and had snatched him up like he was throwing him up out of the chair to tell him what he thought about him or whatever. I don’t know what he was telling him but I thought, good grief, everybody around here has got guns and we were there on a diplomatic mission. I don’t know what had happened to provoke John but he obviously got mad at the guy and he just reached over there and snatched him."

Kind of a vivid image from the fellow GOP Senator who’s just recently been forgiven by McCain for this explosive quote:

"The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine," Cochran told the Globe. "He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."

Today, McCain was asked by a McClatchy reporter traveling with his party in Colombia about Senator Thad Cochran’s recounting of the story, and he had this to say (my emph.):

"You’re talking about 21 years ago? It’s simply untrue," McCain said. "Let me remind you: Sen. Dole and then-Sen. Mitchell appointed two senators – Sen. Dodd and me — to be co-chairs for the Central America Observer Group. This special group was appointed because of all the issues surrounding Central America at that time. I made many trips and had many, many meetings with the Sandinistas. There is nothing there. I must say I did not admire the Sandinistas very much. There was never anything of that nature. It just did not happen."

Seems like McClatchy reporters are going to sit at the back of the shiny new McCain campaign plane, along with reporters from the Gulfport Sun-Herald.

I wonder if McCain called the reporter a c&nt?

Teddy Partridge

Teddy Partridge