McCain, praising Texas leaders, almost “forgets” Bush
DALLAS – It’s tough to think of everybody sometimes.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain held a fundraiser in Dallas on Monday and kicked off his remarks by praising many of the leaders that Texas had produced.
There was Kay Bailey Hutchison, a fellow senator who accompanied McCain on his plane from Washington.
John Tower got a shout-out, as did Phil Gramm, who McCain described as his dearest friend and the smartest senator he had ever known.
“This state has a legacy of sending great senators to the United States Senate,” McCain said.
Hmmm. Any other leaders from Texas come to mind?
“The state of Texas has provided great representation in the United States Senate,” he said. “So — and in the White House of the United States of America as well. I forgot to mention that.”
McCain has at times sought to distance himself from George W. Bush, a Texan, but he said on Monday the president deserved credit for the fact that the United States had not seen another terrorist attack on its soil since September 11, 2001.