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  •  I don't think this will stick (6+ / 0-)

    unless he continues to flog the dead horse.

    If he does indeed tone done the rhetoric and reframe his story, he could escape after this scandal dies down.  This guy is teflon in terms of public opinion in the long term - being held as a POW will do that for you.  

    In other words, his credibility will be damaged in "boy who cried wolf" terms (he may have forever lost his right to play the 'outrage' card)  but you will still be hearing the larger number of pundits, news media, and his colleagues saying, "I respect John McCain..."

    But looking at the bigger picture here, if the hysterics on the right don't die down and they continue to paint this as 'Obama's Watergate' (to look at the FOX News/Limbaugh spin, they are still clinging to their version of the narrative against all so far revealed facts)....if McCain sticks with those losers, it will do nothing but continue to cement his legacy in the public consciousness as the Senatorial version of Clint Eastwood yelling at an empty chair.

    "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

    by hopesprings on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 07:54:07 AM PST

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