Members of the Arizona Republican State Committee have voted to censure our senior U.S. senator, John McCain, for not being conservative enough. McCain, upon being informed of this gross indignity that was flung upon his reputation, promptly shot back that the censure was proof that his state party has been taken over by extremists.
The squawky little rooster also said that the action makes him more likely to run for re-election in 2016 - the same year that he will turn eighty. Of course, old age is not a political disability in Arizona. Geriatric Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be eighty-two in June.
What a fun position to be in. McCain will run for re-election, and he will blame the tea-baggers for making him do it!
In McCain's defense, it is undoubtedly hard to be noticed for right-wing positions - or anything else for that matter - in a state with elected officials the caliber of Jan Brewer, Joe Arpaio, Tom Horne, and Trent Franks. Compared to that tribe, Johnny Mac is a flaming liberal!
It's gotta be the heat!
Maybe it is time that you considered retirement, John. That ranch is Sedona would be a perfect place to spend your golden years - and Cindy's money. And the cool mountain air would probably do Lindsey a world of good!