Sufficient contrition could score campaign assist in 2020
It’s not often the death of a dog rates news coverage, but John McCain’s dog, Burma, and the Arizona Republic are the exceptions.
Earlier this week, Cindy Hensley McCain announced the Chesapeake Bay retriever “died in a tragic accident at our beloved Hidden Valley,” presumably their Cornville, Arizona compound. The unexplained “tragic accident” makes it seem Cindy might have unintentionally backed over the dog or it chowed down on some of her meds.
Obviously unwilling to risk getting crosswise with the vengeful McCain‘s again, U.S. Sen. Martha McSally took time from her busy schedule to relay her condolences on the death of her predecessor’s dog.
According to a newspaper account, McSally said:
“I will tell you, I saw that their dog had passed away and was just heartbroken to see that, that Burma was no longer with them. I just shared with her that I was really feeling bad about the loss and I know how hard that hurts.”
The prospect of falling into Mega McCain’s humongous cavern of a disreputable mouth or ticking off her desperate-for-attention mother has the ability to turn McSally, a seasoned combat fighter pilot turned U.S. Senator —- who will have to run again in 2020 for a complete term —- into a groveler.