Sometimes the most important things can make the inarticulate, articulate

Sep 2, 2018

George Dubya’s eulogy at John McCain’s funeral.

FROM THE Guardian

Bush, who has been criticised for dirty tricks against McCain during the 2000 Republican primary election, which Bush won before going on to win the White House, said: “Back in the day, he could frustrate me, and I know he’d say the same thing about me. But he also made me better.”

He added: “He was honest no matter whom it offended. Presidents were not spared. He was honourable, always recognising that his opponents were still patriots and human beings. He loved freedom with the passion of a man who knew its absence.”

The day was full of coded repudiations of Trump’s nationalism and demagoguery. McCain “loved freedom with the passion of a man who knew its absence and, perhaps above all, John detested the abuse of power and could not abide bigots and swaggering despots”, Bush continued. “There was something deep inside him that made him stand up for the little guy… to speak for forgotten people in forgotten places.”

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