McCain, Like Bush, Aspires To Be A Dictator

In an interview with the Des Moines Register editorial board on Sep 30, straight-faced John McCain said that he aspired to be a dictator, while decrying the Congressional rejection of the bailout bill.  It’s within the first minute of the featured video.

“I just want to make a comment about the obvious issue and that is the failure of Congress to act yesterday. Its just not acceptable,” said McCain. “This is just a not acceptable situation. I’m not saying this is the perfect answer. If I were dictator, which I always aspire to be, I would write it a little bit differently.”

An attempt at humor?  Possibly. 

But let’s not forget the times George Bush wished out loud about his dictator aspirations:

Bush infamously said, “If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator,” during a December 2000 speech.

He also remarked, “A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there’s no question about it,” in a July 2001 Business Week interview.

When Bush was Governor of Texas in 1998 he stated, “You don’t get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier.”

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