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    Default Obama, Bush to give eulogies at McCain's eventual funeral

    A lot of press about this in the last few hours.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/386385-obama-bush-to-give-eulogies-at-mccains-eventual-funeral-report


    Former Presidents George W. Bush and Obama are expected to deliver eulogies at Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) eventual funeral, NBC News reported Saturday.
    The news that the two former presidents plan to speak at the event comes amid revelations that those close to McCain have informed the White House that they plan to have Vice President Pence attend the senator's funeral — but not President Trump.
    The New York Times reported earlier on Saturday that McCain's funeral is expected to take place at the Washington National Cathedral.

    The 81-year-old McCain is currently undergoing treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer that he was diagnosed with last year.
    In an audio excerpt from his forthcoming memoir, "The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations," aired by NPR this week, McCain acknowledges that he doesn't "know how much longer I'll be here."
    The senator has often had a contentious and rocky relationship with Trump. In excerpts from his upcoming memoir, McCain offers a sharp rebuke of the president, questioning his convictions as a leader and hitting him for his attacks on refugees and the press.
    "I'm not sure what to make of President Trump's convictions," he writes.
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    Default Re: Obama, Bush to give eulogies at McCain's eventual funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    skewered nicely.
    mccain's been kind of a douchebag for a while now
    interesting attempt at redemption
    does anybody really give a ****?
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    Default Re: Obama, Bush to give eulogies at McCain's eventual funeral

    I'd like him to live another 20 years, I have the same cancer. A GBM4.
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    Default Re: Obama, Bush to give eulogies at McCain's eventual funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    mccain's been kind of a douchebag for a while now
    interesting attempt at redemption
    does anybody really give a ****?
    I am enjoying one of the last real republicans leaving the orange douchebag off the guest list.
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    Default Re: Obama, Bush to give eulogies at McCain's eventual funeral

    As an Outsider, beyond the border, I've always felt that the US turned onto the wrong track in 2000.

    Not 2008. In 2000.

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    Default Re: Obama, Bush to give eulogies at McCain's eventual funeral

    real republican?

    sb, bs, mdh, and noisey had me convinced he was a rino. . .
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    Default Re: Obama, Bush to give eulogies at McCain's eventual funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hadfield View Post
    As an Outsider, beyond the border, I've always felt that the US turned onto the wrong track in 2000.

    Not 2008. In 2000.
    hindsight's 20/20

    i kinda think we took the wrong turn in 1980. . .
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    Default Re: Obama, Bush to give eulogies at McCain's eventual funeral

    You actually took a wrong turn in 1776.

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    Default Re: Obama, Bush to give eulogies at McCain's eventual funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    You actually took a wrong turn in 1776.

    But they still revived those Imperial Powers, you know, the ones the Brit king's didn't have….

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    Default Re: Obama, Bush to give eulogies at McCain's eventual funeral

    Just back from Vietnam, stationed at fort Meade md, my birthday. I remember standing in the day room watching the Forrestal burn. Total silence in the room. Looked like a scene from Victory At Sea of the Yorktown. I had hoped to see Vietnam vet make to the Whitehouse. We chose the dodgers and the deferred. McCain made some mistakes that he admits to. Loved his country, kept faith with his fellow prisoners almost unto death. There’s no one to replace him.

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    Default Re: Obama, Bush to give eulogies at McCain's eventual funeral

    Get well soon!

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    Default Re: Obama, Bush to give eulogies at McCain's eventual funeral

    I’ll read the memoir just to see his hindsight on Palin.

    The calculus on that decision must have been interesting. It hasn’t ever made sense to me.
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