The passing of Senator McCain allowed some to hit the pause button and reflect.
Notable from Axios AM (02Sep18):
“Obama spoke right after Bush. Both had vanquished McCain for president, but got a call from the senator in his waning months, asking them to eulogize him.
- The unusual invitation gave Obama the line of the day: “It showed his irreverence — his sense of humor, little bit of a mischievous streak. What better way to get a last laugh than to make George and I say nice things about him to a national audience?”
- Bush called McCain “a man with a code”: “John’s voice will always come as a whisper over our shoulder: We are better than this. America is better than this.”