John McCain returned to the Senate yesterday to participate in the process of health care legislation. He gave a speech, impassioned in one sense, realistic in another, a scolding of his colleagues in another sense, and ....well, just the views of a badly wounded warrior speaking his mind after 30 years of working to legislate. If you missed this event, given after the Senate roll call vote on the matter to proceed, but before voting the bill(s), he was granted the time to give his address, here it is. This is a CNN video of what he said:
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
- Adlai Stevenson