(Sorry for the title, I just finished teaching comparatives to my intermediate grammar class, and I couldn’t help it.)
Having been on the nightly news for more than a year (and being a bitter person in general), John McCain has a problem with an Obama nominee FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.
Why is that you ask? Is it because this person advocates money be spent to research honey bees or bears? Does McCain disagree with this nominee’s stance on a border fence?
Why? Why has David Hayes, who wants to be deputy secretary of Interior, drawn the wrath of McCain?
Well, Mr. Hayes wrote this one thing one time and compared Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush. And not in a very nice way. No, it wasn’t in the way that the person who parks in the parking garage at work asserted — her bumper-sticker proclaimed (it’s gone now) that all of her heroes are cowboys and pictured Reagan and W. Bush.
Wait. It was. Maybe that person in my parking garage had a vanity bumper sticker and she was a constituency of one. Or maybe, just maybe, the Bush supporters (and Bush himself, too) wanted him to be associated in that way with Reagan.
Nevermind that Reagan left office amid the lawlessness of Iran-Contra and Bush left the mess we have now.
No one anywhere can get a job in government if they compared W to Reagan ever — according to John S. McCain.
And where does McCain’s biggest supporter stand on this? I don’t know. She’s tilting at windmills.
What a baby.