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John McCain: Not For The Blog

Ann: John, would you talk to me not for the blog?

John: Sure. What do you want to know?

Ann: How did you go through what you went through, deal with all those, uh, idiots in Washington and still enjoy life so?

John: Assholes, Annie, that’s the word you were looking for. Well, probably because I was one of them too, and we were all kinda like ants on a log.

But I knew. I knew that there was a purpose, that there was a standard, that the world was made for something profound and holy. And you can’t carry that around with you and not have a smile break out on your face from time to time.

Ann: You’re still a lot of fun. I can tell when you’re around because I start smiling. Not quite like with Elijah Cummings, different frequency but similar feel.

John: Ain’t that the truth. He was one of my heroes. A lot younger than I when he came to the Congress, but he had been through wars just like I had, and he didn’t want to leave anyone one behind. No fallen comrades would be left behind on his watch if he could help it. We didn’t agree on much, but on that we were brothers in arms. And he had a great laugh.

What you’re asking, Annie, is what do I know to smile about that some of you folks seem to be missing? It’s simple. I have seen the face of God.

Once you have that experience, it will make you smile for the rest of your days on earth and beyond. I saw what we are and what we have done to contaminate God’s holy image, and I vowed to fight to clean it up as hard and as long as I could. And, as you may have noticed, I’m still doing it.

But even though we’ve tarnished what God has created, we can’t destroy it, and it’s that that I learned in Hanoi and a number of years after when it took me a lot of screwing around to pull myself back on track, and thank God I had the help of a lot of people who knew about that light that I had seen.

I’m glad you smile when you feel me around. I like to hear you laugh. God does too.

And you can put this on the blog if you want to.

March 5, 2020

All blog entries are works of the imagination and are for spiritual and entertainment purposes only.

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Mar 06, 2020

What a sweet and encouraging message


Mar 06, 2020

You may want to check out the following article on Rolling Stone. It blew me away. David Foster Wallace on John McCain: ‘The Weasel, Twelve Monkeys and the Shrub’

Seven days in the life of the late, great John McCain


Carol Baum
Carol Baum
Mar 06, 2020

Bless you, Ann and John : )

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