About McCain? I remember his first selling out the POWs and (with Kerry) helping cover up the signs of left-behind downed American flyers.
Nor do I care for cliques, on FR or elsewhere; I am not impressed by sycophants, toadies, and lampreys. (Yes, I've seen your articles. You strike me as a political gossip columnist; which role is itself symptomatic of a squishy, liberal mindset: typical of, say, the "chattering classes" in Tom Clancy's Executive Orders. I form my own analyses.)