In 2006, prospective Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes, wrote
“Like Ronald Reagan before him, President Bush has embraced the Western stereotype to the point of adopting some of its affectations—the boots, brush-clearing, and get-the-government-off-our-backs bravado.”
I'm trying to figure out which part of that is offensive, much less false. I don't see it. But McCain does. And if you speak ill of St. Reagan, McCain will excommunicate your ass.
“So you had to throw Reagan in there?” McCain continued.Civil John McCain never disparages anyone.
“I shouldn’t have done that,” Hayes said.
“I wouldn’t have said something like that about Bruce Babbitt,” McCain continued, referring to the Arizona Democrat who was Interior secretary during the Clinton administration.
“I will be considering seriously whether I can support your nomination or not,” McCain added.