McCain Kicked Rick Renzi's Butt?
Another (unfortunately) unbelievable tale
In 2006, the Arizona Republican congressional delegation had a strategy meeting. McCain repeatedly addressed two new members, congressmen Trent Franks and Rick Renzi, as 'boy.' Finally, Renzi, a former college linebacker, rose from his chair and said to McCain, "You call me that one more time and I'll kick your old ass." McCain lunged at Renzi, punches were thrown, and the two had to be physically separated. After they went to their separate offices, McCain called Renzi and demanded an apology. Renzi refused. Apparently this posture made McCain admire him, as they became fast friends.
This last part is of course very convenient, because Renzi is currently under indictment, and if the story was just that McCain scuffled with a corrupt politician, it wouldn't suit the liberal agenda. BTW, Renzi had been in office for at least three years at the time the supposed incident took place, so the notion that he was a "new member" is wrong.
Let me remind people that John McCain is unable to do some things, like comb his own hair, because of the torture he suffered at the hands of the North Vietnamese. The idea that he would engage in fisticuffs with Renzi is just plain nutty. And some of the other stuff (added for bulk) includes the shocking news that McCain once told Ted Kennedy to "Shut up". The only negative about that claim is that apparently it only happened once.
Update: Check out this list of other people
McCain has reportedly had arguments with. Strom Thurmond, Robert Torricelli, Charlie Keating, Ross Perot... the man sure can pick his enemies well.
Labels: John McCain, Rick Renzi