Any doubts on WHO this comment is aimed at by the former Republican President?
Former President George W. Bush praised Sen. John McCain‘s (R-Ariz.) disdain for authoritarian leaders on Saturday during a funeral service for the late senator at the Washington National Cathedral.
Bush told a crowd of various public figures and lawmakers that McCain, who died last week at the age of 81 from brain cancer, “detested the abuse of power” both at home and abroad.
“Above all, John detested the abuse of power. He could not abide bigots and swaggering despots,” Bush said before recounting a story from McCain’s days at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., where he will be buried Sunday.
“One friend from his Naval Academy days recalled how John, while a lowly plebe, reacted to seeing an upperclassman verbally abuse a steward. Against all tradition, he told the jerk to pick on someone his own size. It was a familiar refrain during his six decades of service,” Bush said…..