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Ouch... - Mark's Journal
John Sidney McCain III and George Walker Bush both represent the third generation of American dynasties. Both were born into positions of privilege against which they rebelled into mediocrity. Both developed an uncanny social intelligence that allowed them to skate by with a minimum of mental exertion. Both struggled with booze and loutish behavior. At each step, with the aid of their fathers' powerful friends, both failed upward.

In one vital respect, however, the comparison is deeply unfair to the current president: George W. Bush was a much better pilot.

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fabunobo From: fabunobo Date: October 8th, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh! The political coverage in Rollingstone has been quite good lately. I loved their Palin story from a few weeks back.
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perisoft From: perisoft Date: October 9th, 2008 09:35 am (UTC) (Link)
As sleazy as McCain is, this article does seem to be just a tad biased... :)

The foaming-at-the-mouth commenter was the best, though - he/she was actually a right winger, and sputtered something along the lines of, "This article is biasted! It's total biastism!"

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