McCain said this week his ideal president was Theodore Roosevelt. Interesting choice for sure, but McCain is no Roosevelt. But, he isn't as bad as George W. Bush by a long shot. I found a list of great quotes by McCain - and I'm sure this list will just get better.
You know that old Beach Boy song Bomb Iran. Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran. John McCain
Singing to tune of Barbara Ann, at campaign stop, answering question about what to do with Iran, April 18 2008.
“The first thing that I would do is call in John Kerry, Bob Kerrey, Joe Biden, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Henry Kissinger, Dick Lugar, Chuck Hagel, and several others and say, ‘We’ve got to get foreign policy, national security issues back on track.’”
–When asked the first thing he would do if elected President, 3/00
“No, I’m calling you a f*cking jerk.”
–to fellow GOP Senator Chuck Grassley, when Grassley asked “Are you calling me stupid?”, 2/21/00
“We give the millionaire a $2,000 refund. Gov. Bush gives him $50,000.”
—-On the Bush tax cuts, Boston Globe, Jan. 27, 2000.
“Washington is a Hollywood for ugly people. Hollywood is a Washington for the simpleminded.”
“Dishonest and dishonorable.”
–John McCain, on the Swift Boats Vets
The problem… is that most members of Congress don’t pay attention to what’s going on.
“F**k you! I know more about this than anyone else in the room.”
–to Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), during a testy exchange about immigration legislation
“Never get into a wrestling match with a pig. You both get dirty, and the pig likes it.”
–Senator John McCain said in New Hampshire in January after reporters asked him about Mr. Romney.
It's not the the social issues I care about.
"Thanks for the question, you little jerk." -- John McCain, after being asked by a high school student if he was too old to be president. For good measure, McCain then threatened to draft him.
"In case you missed it, a few days ago Senator Clinton tried to spend $1 million on the Woodstock Concert Museum. Now, ladies and gentlemen, I wasn't there. I'm sure it was a cultural and pharmaceutical event. I was tied up at the time." --on the years he spent as a P.O.W. in Vietnam
Maybe a hundred ... That would be fine with me. As long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed. That's fine with me, I hope that would be fine with you, if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where Al Queada is training and equipping and recruiting and motivating people every single day. John McCain
Asked at town hall meeting prior to New Hampshire Primary about Bush statement that US troops could be in Iraq for 50 years, January 3 2008.
Do you know why Chelsea Clinton is so ugly? Because Janet Reno is her father. John McCain
Reportedly said at a Republican Senate fundraiser in 1998.
I hate the gooks. I will hate them as long as I live. John McCain
About his North Vietnamese prison guards.
They [the French] remind me a little bit of an aging actress of the 1940s who is still trying to dine out on her looks but doesn't have the face for it. John McCain
On France's stance on Iraq, February 2003.
Remember the words of Chairman Mao: 'It's always darkest before it's totally black.'. John McCain
Like every other 13-year-old in America, she's in love with Leonardo DiCaprio, who I think is an androgynous wimp. You know what he does throughout the whole movie Titanic? He smokes. John McCain
On his daughter, quoted in 'The Washington Post' June 1998.