There were many issues I disagreed on with Sen. McCain, but his patriotism, his basic decency & humanity that is so very, VERY rare not only in politics but also out in the world, and his intelligence are all traits that are undeniably admirable, honorable & heroic. A real man, damn you all, died!

Now we have one less public servant in politics. One less voice to speak FOR the people, to stand WITH us. Who’s going to protect us now against the desiccated pumpkin full of of wasps? And just like that, I go from mourning to self-pity.

This isn’t about me. This is about Senator McCain. He was my late stepfather-in-law’s hero. Larry also fought in Vietnam, he knew all about those circles of hell. My heart goes out to the Senator’s family. And also to my county.

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