John McCain fought with the New York Times to stop it from printing this story, such is his sense of privacy for his family, but what it shows is very much to his credit. His son, a Lance Corporal of the Marines, who rejects all special treatment, and is fighting in Iraq is a hero. I think some people assumed the story would reveal some deep, dark secret and would be harmful to McCain’s candidacy, such was the ferocity with which he asked the editors not to print it. That he didn’t want information out that would help him because he would rather keep his son out of the spotlight is commendable.
It’s so commendable, I don’t want to violate his privacy either. But the story is in the New York Times, so it’s pretty much out. I’ll link it.
HT: Nathan Martin