shafnutz05 wrote:14 years ago, he opposed an ambassador's nomination because he referred to him as "openly, aggressively gay". That doesn't exactly sound like a beacon of tolerance
The key part there is 14 years ago. And I don't think he'll have much input into domestic gay rights issues as Sec. of Defense.
shafnutz05 wrote:McCain was the original "maverick Republican" gold standard, and he received glowing treatment from the major media outlets, right up until he ran for president against the Chosen One.
You have to admit that the John McCain that ran against Bush in the primaries (and who I voted for) and the John McCain we saw in 2008 were two wildly different candidates.