By: Mark W Adams

Jack Cafferty via Aravosis:
It occurs to me that John McCain is as intellectually shallow as our current president. . . .

John McCain graduated 894th in a class of 899 at the Naval Academy at Annapolis. His father and grandfather were four star admirals in the Navy. Some have suggested that might have played a role in McCain being admitted. His academic record was awful. And it shows over and over again whenever McCain is called upon to think on his feet.

He no longer allows reporters unfettered access to him aboard the "Straight Talk Express" for a reason. He simply makes too many mistakes. Unless he's reciting talking points or reading from notes or a TelePrompTer, John McCain is lost. . . .

I am sick and tired of the president of the United States embarrassing me. . . .

I fear to the depth of my being that John McCain is just like him.
McCain's academy classmate and fellow POW Phillip Butler via Stoller:
I can verify that John has an infamous reputation for being a hot head. He has a quick and explosive temper that many have experienced first hand. Folks, quite honestly that is not the finger I want next to that red button.

Yeah, yeah. I know, we're not supposed to denigrate "Ace" McCain's awesome service, like his biographer Robert Timberg who recounts the GOP presidential hopeful's record for crashing jets:
Normally, the term "Ace" is reserved for a pilot who destroys five enemy aircraft.

In McCain's case, the term was bestowed upon him for destroying five of our own aircraft.

""John McCain," says another Navy pilot and acquaintance of that era, "was the kind of guy you wanted to room with -- not fly with. He was reckless, and that's critical when you start thinking about who's going to be the president," The old pilot laughs, and then continues: "But the Navy accident rate was cut in half the day John McCain was shot down."

And how about all that military experience 40 years ago making this guy ready to lead?
"McCain had roughly 20 hours in combat," explains Bill Bell, a veteran of Vietnam and chief of the U.S. Office for POW/MIA Affairs -- the first official U.S. representative in Vietnam since the 1973 fall of Saigon. "Since McCain got 28 medals," Bell continues, "that equals out to about a medal-and-a-half for each hour he spent in combat. There were infantry guys -- grunts on the ground -- who had more than 7,000 hours in combat and I can tell you that there were times and situations where I'm sure a prison cell would have looked pretty good to them by comparison. The question really is how many guys got that number of medals for not being shot down."
I swear if I hear one more time how this guy is a hero I'm gonna puke.

After all, it's not like he was tortured or anything.