No longer kindred spirits?

Denny and da Dems

Dennis DeConcini, an old crony and onetime U.S. Senate seatmate of John McCain takes time to lash out at him for his intemperate judgment

Democrat DeConcini, an unrepentant liberal, is now a supporter of Sen. Barack Obama.

His comments were made on National Public Radio and are covered in The Washington Independent.

DeConcini is still promoting his political memoir, released in 2006 and co-written with Jack L. August Jr., titled Dennis DeConcini: From the Center of the Aisle.

 He was a controversial figure during his 18 years in office, with longstanding family ties to mob boss Joe Bonanno. In addition to his role in the Keating Five, he reveled in being the controversial swing-vote on major issues. A willing carrier of Jimmy Carter’s water, his vote was the deciding one relinquishing U.S. control of the Panama Canal.

Even VP nominee Joe Biden has second thoughts about the Democrat ticket, but not Dennis DeConcini.


7 Responses to No longer kindred spirits?

  1. Thomas says:

    As I recall. one of DeConcini’s parting moves prior to leaving the Senate was to push through legislation naming several buildings in Tucson after his parents and other family members.

  2. Scott says:

    Ha! An integral member of the Keating Five is merciless to his chum. That’s a democrat for you, folks!

  3. Kim says:

    I notice that Janet Napolitano gave DeConcini’s book an enthusiastic review. What a surprise!

  4. Jeff Richards says:

    DeConcini needed a co-writer FOR HIS MEMOIRS?? Was this a pre-emptive strike against the same problem Charles Barkley ran into? Getting misquoted in his autobiography?

    Pardon me but, I would think Sen. DeConcini should be able to remember all his important “achievements” all by himself.

    DeConcini also found some real nice land bargains. He turned a tidy profit on inside information regarding metro Phoenix freeway alignments. That’s how we will always remember deCONcini.

  5. Marianne says:

    Dennis DeConcini is an asp. Who’d want his endorsement?

  6. Gimlet says:

    And to think they were once so close!

  7. Jack says:

    Great point, Jeff. How odd that he would hire another person to remember his own life for him. Pretty funny! Maybe the other guy’s recollections are fuzzier than his own when it comes to Charlie Keating and Joe Bonanno.