‘Always’ the Wacko Birds?

by Jonah Goldberg

Via Brother Geraghty I saw this comment from John McCain about some of his younger colleagues:


When I asked him if “these guys” — having just mentioned Amash, Cruz and Paul by name — are a “positive force” in the GOP, McCain paused for a full six seconds.

“They were elected, nobody believes that there was a corrupt election, anything else,” McCain said. “But I also think that when, you know, it’s always the wacko birds on right and left that get the media megaphone.”

I’m not a John McCain hater by any stretch. But just for the record, I can’t think of a Republican politician in the last decade or so with more ready access to the media megaphone than John McCain himself. Does that make him a wacko bird?

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