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Just read the news that McCain has brain cancer. Sad news.

I do not admire McCain as a politician. I do admire him as a career military professional. He is a man who survived the terrible fight deck tragedy when a a loose bomb set off an aircraft fueling disaster that killed many. He is the pilot who flew combat missions during which if you were shot down you were a force of one. He is the POW with a father who was a Navy Admiral and when offered release from a NV pow camp because of his father's stature refused it. He stuck it out and underwent severe beatings that ruined his rotator cuff in his left arm. His broken leg was never treated properly so he went through seven yeas of captivity as a near cripple. He has always spoken truth to power, and I admire that even when disagreeing with his opinion.

Today's world has little room for great men as factional powers compete. McCain is not nor will ever be a great man. However, for me he will always be a great warrior. For me that tops being a politician.

God bless him in his fight.
 

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Rather than repeat what was just said, I'l just agree with it.

I wish John McCain the best in this struggle.

Prayers for you and your family .



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Thanks for that post, Allen. No man is a monolith in his heart.

"He has always spoken truth to power". It would be hard to deserve a more honorable epitaph than that one.
 

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He will always be considered a war hero and a flip flipper as a politician. Let's just remember him as a war hero.
 

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Dr. Robert Spetzler who is McCain's chief surgeon is a superior brain surgeon and has a magnificent team. I had the pleasure of meeting him personally many times along with his team. My wife had 2 brain anyorisms (sp) and had to have 2 brain surgeries to have them removed. He would come and talk to me, very down to earth, man to man and explain our options and what he intended to do. She still had a 3rd one left but it is so deep in the brain that they won't try to extract it. He has a team of 6 young doctors he is training and supervises and participates in all the brain surgeries. A member of his team would come by twice and sometimes 3 times per day just to check on my wife and ask any family member if we had any questions. If McCain pulls through this, it will be through prayer and Dr. Spetzler and his team. McCain is very fortunate to have him as a surgeon. I am not a McCain fan although I do wish his family the very best and I put him in my prayers.

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It is hard to come up with the right words on a situation like this when you have mixed feelings. Let me just say that I have disagreed with John on many a topic and I get very disgruntled with his interference in politics and the process, but it is sad to see ANYONE in the position he is in now. Brain cancer of all things has got to be the worst diagnosis anyone could imagine!! I say it falls into "Damned if you do, and damned if you don't"! John has fought off many an illness, and this one is going to be a fight for his life. But, John will also fight President Donald Trump as long as he is breathing ( as he has said ) . Like I said before, it is sad to know what we know and to know that anyone is going through this and I will wish him the best possible outcome and good health for his future. I believe he needs to retire, relax, and just concentrate on getting well and enjoying life more if that is even possible now. God be with him.
 

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I am with that. Retire and get well.
 

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I believe he needs to retire, relax, and just concentrate on getting well and enjoying life more if that is even possible now. God be with him. __________________

John should do as the WizardMaster says should he survive. His wife Cindy is a major stock holder in the world's largest distributor of Budweiser beer. At one time she was hooked on pain killing drugs but fought back and won that war which is very admirable. She also has quite a few philanthropic organizations that she belongs to. Regardless of his time left, he should and this is MHO only, relax, enjoy spending some of that money and get away from the dirt and monotony of politics. Politics is a dirty and crooked business and the first thing a Senator or Congressman/woman does is try to build up and bank roll to get re-elected. When you vote for a Senator, the only thing you are doing is buying a vote. When you vote for a Congressman/woman you are choosing which one will lie the least.

John, keeping you in our prayers, but you have served your country now it's time to serve some Budweiser beer.

Tommy
 

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Isn't brain cancer same thing Kennedy died from?
 

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Senator Ted Kennedy. JFK died of a bullet to his head.
 
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