Guess why Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says he’s not completely happy? He gave an interview with The New Republic in which he said, “Am I happy? I’d like to be president of the United States.”
McCain defended his selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate when asked if it bothers him when others refer to that decision as his “legacy”:
I think historians will decide that facts are stubborn things. We were four points down when I chose her and three points up afterwards. She held her own and, some people said, won a debate with the vice president. She did everything I ever wanted. She excited our base in a way I was unable to achieve. I watched the shredding and destruction to destroy a good and decent person by the liberal media, beginning with Katie Couric. Not only do I not regret [picking her as my running mate], but I have probably not seen anyone in American life savaged like she was, particularly by the liberal left.
McCain shared a less generous description of Palin’s contemporaries Ted Cruz and Rand Paul back in March. As reported by the Washington Post:
“They were elected, nobody believes that there was a corrupt election, anything else. But I also think that when, you know, it’s always the wacko birds on right and left that get the media megaphone.” Asked to clarify, McCain said he was referencing ‘Rand Paul, Cruz, Amash, whoever.'”
McCain also slammed Fox News to The New Republic:
I think that Fox News is a bit schizophrenic. I saw a guy on Hannity, maybe Huckabee, and the guy said, “You know, the Chinese are coming across our border, and they are going to commit cyberattacks.” Honest to God!”