John McCain's Legacy

I'm no fan of John McCain, but suffice to say that as far as U.S. Senators go, he's not necessarily the least respectable of the bunch (that award probably now goes to the gentleman from Connecticut).

Regardless of how much longer McCain's going to be around in politics, I can only imagine his 15 minutes of retirement coverage now. He'd probably like to be remembered as the Republican Party "maverick" or for his work on campaign finance reform or his service in Vietnam. Perhaps he wouldn't mind being remembered as a guy who was tough on "pork barrel" spending or managed to win the Republican nomination for president that one time.

(from flickr user Wigwam Jones)

At the end of the day, today's news/gossip/entertainment/celebrity media (aka the mainstream media) will remember McCain for bringing Sarah Palin into the world. Whether you love her or hate her, it's hard to deny (though impossible to prove) that Palin wouldn't be anywhere right now if not for the hard work and dedication of John McCain.


    Well, let's not forget Palin's book. I was surprised she knew that many words--I had assumed it was just "maverick" typed over-and-over again. Then I discovered that she had it ghostwritten. I'll have to get someone to ghostread it.