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Letter: Time for McCain to retire

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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2013 12:02 pm

Is it time for Arizona Sen. John McCain to follow in the foot steps (actually the “Shoes of the Fisherman”), Pope Benedict VI?

We have all seen Sen. McCain struggling with his temper at Arizona town hall Meetings. He doesn’t seem to be capable any longer of keeping his emotions in check.

Instead of listening to his constituents (isn’t that the reason he has town hall meetings in the first place ?)...he yells at them. Instead of listening to his constituents, he rolls his eyes is disgust at their remarks. He has forgotten that he is an “elected” official, not an anointed official. Whatever happened to the old-fashioned concept of politicians being beholden to their constituents — not berating them?

Even though Sen. McCain was involved in the “Keating Five” scandal, the Arizona voters have elected him on his military experience and prisoner-of-war status, time and again. These same Arizona voters don’t deserve to be yelled at a public town hall meeting for expressing their constitutionally protected freedom of speech.

Sen. McCain, the Good Book influenced Pope Benedict to step down because of his advanced age, maybe it’s time for you to do the same. Senator, isn’t it time to go while you still have your dignity and the respect of your constituents?

Leon Ceniceros


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