Back to the drudgery
John McCain finally wend his confused way back to the Senate after taking heat for missing almost half of all Senate votes this year, far more than any other presidential candidate. McCain justified his extensive absences by saying,
the people of Arizona understand why I'm missing the votes.They may understand it, but that doesn't mean they like it. One Arizona state legislator, Phoenix-area Republican Russell Pearce, called for McCain to resign if he won't do his job:
I think if McCain wants to be a full-time candidate and not be at the Senate, he ought to consider resigning.Furthermore, Pearce said that an appointment to replace McCain by Democratic Governor Napolitano would be "better than no representation."
Only one senator has missed more votes than McCain, Tim Johnson, who is "recovering from a brain hemorrhage he suffered in December." By all accounts, John McCain is not recovering from the brain hemorrhage many believe he suffered around the time he announced his candidacy for president.