Thursday, July 3, 2008

Quote of the day

"The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."

- "Notably mild-mannered" Republican Senator Thad Cochran, of Tennessee, speaking about Arizona Senator John McCain


jay mcg said...

context: this is from way back in January 2008. Cochran, who's known McCain for more than three decades, had just endorsed Mitt Romney for president. Cochran has since endorsed McCain. This was reported by the Boston Globe. The article is available at this link:

More recently, Cochran, in an interview with the South Mississippi Sun Herold published on July 1st had this to say about a (decades-old) trip to negotiate with the Sandinista rebels:

"McCain was down at the end of the table and we were talking to the head of the guerrilla group here at this end of the table and I don't know what attracted my attention... But I saw some kind of quick movement at the bottom of the table and I looked down there and John had reached over and grabbed this guy by the shirt collar and had snatched him up like he was throwing him up out of the chair to tell him what he thought about him or whatever. I don't know what he was telling him but I thought, good grief, everybody around here has got guns and we were there on a diplomatic mission. I don't know what had happened to provoke John but he obviously got mad at the guy and he just reached over there and snatched him."

The Sun Herold article is available here:

Reese McG said...

*rolls eyes*