(named after my dad!)
*The Intersection of my dad and Meghan McCain’s dad
My dad used to say “as long as they spell your name right.” Several years ago, before John McCain ran for president in 2008, I wrote him a letter. I wrote to thank him for his support of Israel at a particularly challenging time in Israel’s history. In response I received a 2-page single spaced snail mail letter.
I don’t know if he wrote it or just authorized it. Doesn’t matter, his support was there and a well thought out explanation of that support. A few months after I received that letter, I was in Italy. At a restaurant in Florence, I heard another table speaking English. I went over to find out that the couple was from Arizona.
I called attention to their senator, still excited about my letter. They bemoaned what they saw as a senator who worked more on national issues than Arizona issues.
Senator McCain was a guest on Meet the Press more than any one in history. People may know his name that don’t know the name of their own senator.
But there is always a down side to any upside. Yes he was well-known. There will always be those that think too well-known. As my dad said, “as long as they spell your name right.”