The Washington Post recently featured an article on McCain's fabled temper, including a wonderful anecdote in which he berated a young campaign intern for... um... not making McCain magically taller?
The Post tells us:
A platform that had been adequate for taller candidates had not taken into account the needs of the 5-foot-9 McCain, who left the suite and went looking for a man in his early 20s named Robert Wexler, the head of Arizona's Young Republicans, which had helped make arrangements for the evening's celebration. Confronting Wexler in a hotel ballroom, McCain exploded, according to witnesses who included Jon Hinz, then executive director of the Arizona Republican Party. McCain jabbed an index finger in Wexler's chest.
"I told you we needed a stage," he screamed, according to Hinz. "You incompetent little [expletive]. When I tell you to do something, you do it."
George Stephanopoulos, one half of ABC News' debate-moderating comedy duo "Gibson & The Greek," interviewed McCain today and asked him about his temper tantrums and the fact that a former Republican congressman said that McCain's temper "should disqualify him."
McCain tells us: "Yes, I served with him, and had significant differences in several issues. But the point is, look, those — many — all – the majority of those stories 15, 20, 25 years ago."
Oh, of course! Those many all the majority some partially maybe half or give or take a few temper tantrums happened a long time ago!
Here is just one of those many - all - the majority of those stories that happened only a few months ago: