John McCain: The More You Learn About Him, The Less You Want Anything To Do With Him

I suppose this information from Sidney Blumenthal's Salon piece on GOP Sen. John McCain shouldn't come as such a surprise, not when McCain - who knows damned well the Bush "surge" won't do anything except result in more deaths, both civilian and soldier in Iraq - is happy to send more Americans to war only to boost his chances at becoming the latest Republican emperor on the White House throne:

McCain's political colleagues, however, know another side of the action hero -- a volatile man with a hair-trigger temper, who shouted at Sen. Ted Kennedy on the Senate floor to "shut up," called his fellow Republican senators "shithead," "fucking jerk," "asshole," and joked in 1998 at a Republican fundraiser about the teenage daughter of President Clinton, "Do you know why Chelsea Clinton is so ugly? Because Janet Reno is her father."

[...] a few months ago, McCain suddenly rushed up to a friend of mine, a prominent Washington attorney, at a social event, and threatened to beat him up because he represented a client McCain happened to dislike, and then, just as suddenly, profusely and tearfully apologized.
Perhaps they need to regulate McCain's psychotropic medication.