There has not been a lot of good to say about Senator John McCain lately and then he delivers this epic Smackdown of Hillary Clinton. The good Senator points out that he, too, knows what it feels like to lose a Presidential election. He turns out to be a severe critic of more than just the book, its title, or the timing of its release. McCain has some pointed things to say to and about Hillary.
As Written By John Sexton for Hot Air:
In a feature story at Esquire magazine today, John McCain takes a few swipes at Hillary Clinton for putting out her book “What Happened” so soon after her election loss. McCain, who knows what it’s like to lose a presidential election, says the immediate feeling is wanting to justify yourself but the right thing to do is step back.
After McCain lost, his reputation for putting his country ahead of his ambition was further damaged by Game Change, a vivid chronicle that revealed his campaign’s desperate attempts to bring Palin up to speed. McCain says he resisted the temptation to immediately set the record straight with his own lengthy account, as Hillary Clinton did recently in What Happened. “You’ve got to understand that you can’t rewrite history,” he told me. “One of the almost irresistible impulses you have when you lose is to somehow justify why you lost and how you were mistreated: ‘I did the right thing! I did!’ The hardest thing to do is to just shut up. Listen, my own campaign manager was part of a book that trashed me. Steve Schmidt was one of the big contributors to Game Change.”
McCain resisted the impulse to set the record straight, perhaps even a little too much. Sarah Palin faced harsh criticism not only during the campaign but for years afterward. Now, with the end of his career in sight, McCain is working on a memoir which will include the 2008 presidential race. The book is set to be published next April. In any case, McCain thinks Hillary needs to find something else to do ………There is way more here keep reading: