McCain Curses Out Colleague —Again

Outburst at fellow Republican raises pesky temper issue
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2007 9:48 AM CDT
Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – 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."