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Pensacola and John McCain

October 6, 2008

“McCain reported to Pensacola in August 1958, having graduated 894th in a class of 899. He was raffish and rebellious, more interested in history than engineering. He elected aviation, something his father, a rising naval officer, had not. But the younger McCain seemed more drawn to image than desire.”

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  • publius October 7, 2008 at 5:36 am

    marie is probably a church lady sunday school teacher now.

  • Janes Life October 6, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    WOW….894th!! No wonder he chose Palin…..she is the only person in politics with a college career worse than his!!

  • Joe October 6, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Rick, has anyone tried to track down “Marie the flame of Florida,” McCain’s girlfriend while he was stationed here? That’d make for a great story.

  • Where's O's report? October 6, 2008 at 10:07 am

    What? No report of Obama’s service record?