Posted by Bob (22.214.171.124) on February 29, 2000 at 11:55:07:
I'm amused at the characterization that McCain has better character than Bush. Remember McCain was part of the notorious Keating Five that helped Keating out in his fiasco over the Phoenician Resort in Phoenix. Bush's character issues revolve around alcohol abuse and the unwillingness to deny drug use when he was single. I thought these were non issues in American politics. I suspect,especially with the younger cousins and 3rd generation, that few of us are prepared to throw stones at Bush. My confidence in Bush is attributed to his upbringing. I've had the pleasure of meeting George and Barbara Bush and based on that meeting and my general observations would be confident in there offspring as President. How many voted for Clinton in 1992 and regret that decision? Would we have been better of with Bush? My Navy veteran friends who knew McCain and his family(held his father in high regard) labelled McCain as a Smart*ss and a troublemaker. Curious whether Pete may have met him.
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