It is reported that Senator McCain is nearing the end. There will be all sorts of tributes and documentaries to “The Maverick”. The Hero. Since it is gauche to speak negatively about somebody after they have passed, let me present my tribute to John McLame, RINO extraordinaire and disgraceful ‘hero’ now.
I do not like John McCain. To me, he epitomizes crooked politician. In researching McCain for this post- as I began the search for citations/verifications- I discovered another world that shouldn’t have surprised me: internet information campaigns and profile management. Money buys the best lawyers and money buys the best web presence. Or, in other words:
You WILL NOT disparage a member of the Deep State- at least, not by utilizing mainstream establishment sources.
If you go on the internet, you will find there are two McCains:
1- Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Navy Officer and Vietnam war veteran and former POW, “Maverick”. Beloved and respected. This McCain can be found on Wikipedia and every other mainstream media sources.
2- “Wet-start Johnny” McLame, RINO, President of the Deep State, military/industrial gangsta. This McLame can be found on page 5 or 6 of your search, or with more specific search terms. Reviled and exposed. This story is discredited, belittled, and ignored. If, however, you learn the truth and then go back to MSM sources, you can clearly see where the narrative is a gloss-over or strong-handed propaganda.
Since the official narrative is readily available, let me present the narrative that is not so much, but one that is more realistic and consistent with what we know about John McCain:
McCain’s father and grandfather were both 4-star Admirals, equivalent to 4-star General. He didn’t share their discipline or aptitude, being a classic under-achieving party boy- at the Naval Academy he graduated 894 out of 899. Future presidential material for sure.
After crashing three multi–million dollar jets, McCain eventually was able to be trained as a functional pilot. He was assigned to the USS Forrestal, an aircraft carrier off the coast of Vietnam.
It was here that McCain earned the nickname “Wet-start Johnny”. A ‘wet-start’ was an unsafe discharge of fuel vapor the pilot would release prior to firing up the jets. The result would be a fire ball blasting out. A ‘hot-dog’ technique. What an immature jerk would do.
On July 29, 1967 a mishap on the flight deck caused a massive fire and explosion that killed over 130 and injured another 160 more. The fire took over a day to put out and crippled the carrier. The cause of the fire is supposedly fairly well-documented, an electrical short causing a missile to misfire, but it is interesting that out of all the sailors aboard the carrier that day- suspicion would fall only on Wet-start Johnny. Telling, in fact. Even though it was all hands on deck to fight the massive fire, McLame retreated to the bridge and watched the tragedy on the ships’ monitors.
The next day, with the fire still raging, McLame left the ship for some ‘much needed R&R’ shoreside. He never returned to the Forrestal.
Wet-start Johnny was next assigned to the USS Oriskany. After less than two months, he was shot down and captured. It was rumored that he was flying below the 19000 foot ceiling that had been established for pilot safety.
There is no glamorizing the five years he spent as a POW. I don’t dare belittle that or minimize the trauma and the ordeal.
The problem is McCain himself. He would often use the incident as a way to evoke sympathy and guilt in others, a classless exploitation.
And his favorite story that we only have his word for, about refusing to be released without his men, defies logic. As he tells it, the North Vietnamese figured out he was an Admirals son, and worked out a deal for his release. The deal was scuttled when McLame informed his captors that he was calling the shots, and he wasn’t going anywhere without his men.
His captors, the vicious and merciless North Vietnamese, relented and acquiesced to Wet-start Johnny and called off the deal. There’s no telling what else he made them do while he was there.
After McLame made it home, his first wife was injured in a car accident, and he divorced her soon thereafter.
He remarried a rich beer distributorship heiress. After three terms in Congress from 1982-87, he got elected to the US Senate in 1987 and shortly thereafter was already embroiled in scandal- the Keating Five.
Notice the drastic difference in the narratives in the press releases of the day and Wikipedia.
In short, McLame and four other Senators on the finance oversight committee took payoffs from Keating and looked the other way. Nobody went to jail. The four Democrats and Wet-start Johnny were cleared by the Senate ethics committee.
He was just getting started. After his involvement in the Keating Five, ‘the Maverick” continued, throughout his career, to show his affinity for gang affiliation.
Gang of eight, gang of fourteen.
He ran a pitiful presidential campaign in 2008, and then betrayed his running mate- Sarah Palin- ever since.
Wet-start Johnny never saw a war he didn’t like. He is a bitter unforgiving dude. Most troubling of all, is the recent revelations of is involvement with Muslim extremists.
I believe John McCain knows he is going to hell. I think he believes when he gets there he will watch the proceedings on the monitor while he sips champagne with the ‘big guy’ in the air conditioning.
Recently John Brennan, James Comey, and Wet-start Johnny all sent out the same tweet. Coincidence?