McCain the politician IS a pathetic little man. Sitting the war out at the Hanoi Hilton doesn't make him a hero or a leader.
One of McCain's fellow prisoners best remembers him for his...temper.
"...I can verify that John has an infamous reputation for being a hot head. He has a quick and explosive temper that many have experienced first hand. Folks, quite honestly that is not the finger I want next to that red button...."