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John McCain’s passing

I guess you could call me a Democrat. I probably have more left-leaning tendencies than right. I am mourning the passing of John McCain. This baloney about being a Republican in name only does a disservice to a person who was a true Republican and patriot.

The party changed. He didn’t.

He is one of those people who put his life and reputation on the line for what he believed in and should be honored, not questioned. We have lost a great American.

Jim Nichols

Spokane

 

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