Sara, I've enjoyed a number of the articles you've written since arriving at the New Times. But it's obvious you haven't lived in Arizona long enough to see through the man. Take some time and read (if it's still a collected series) your own newspaper's coverage of McCain 'back in the day' of his wife's drug thefts and drug problems, how an innocent man was used to try to cover her forged rx's, etc. etc. etc.
You may come away with a much different opinion. The New Times has done an excellent job over the years bringing the 'real' McCain to the masses.