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."Perhaps they need to regulate McCain's psychotropic medication.
[...] 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.