John McCain raised the temper issue again by getting into a shouting match with GOP Sen. John Cornyn yesterday, the LA Times reports. The candidate and Cornyn had a dust-up just off the Senate floor over details of a compromise on immigration legislation. Cornyn accused McCain of being too busy campaigning to do his job, to which McCain replied, "F*** you!"
McCain is notorious for outbursts at everyone from teenage volunteers to senior lawmakers, a propensity used against him in his 2000 campaign. Voters want a president who "can sit across from . . . adversaries without lunging at them," snarked a Democratic consultant. A McCain strategist said the men were just trying to "get the other's attention."