Health Concerns of John McCain May Require a Mid-term Election in Arizona


mccain palin

John McCain was re-elected to the Senate in 2010 for another 6 years. If he was able to serve for the entire 6-year term he would be 80 years old at the end of the term. In 2008 we were worried about whether he would stay healthy long enough to serve for four years as President. He had a history of skin cancer. The particular type of cancer he had was known to be one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Dr. John Alam, a physician with 17 years of clinical research as a biotechnological consultant estimated that McCain had a 6% risk of dying of a melanoma recurrence every year during the four years after the election of 2008. He concluded the McCain had a 1 in 5 chance he wouldn’t survive his first term. Some physicians who were Obama supporters have his as high as a 60% chance of relapse between 2008 and 2012.

Here is a video with a close up view of the scar on his left cheek.

There was also the event during the campaign where it appeared McCain had a TIA (transient ischemic attack) while on camera.

A transient ischemic attack occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain stops for a brief period of time. A person suffering a TIA will have stroke-like symptoms for up to 24 hours, but in most cases 1-2 hours. A TIA is thought to be a warning sign that a true stoke may happen in the near future if something is not done to prevent it. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001743/. Both the unusual facial changes and the apparent confusion about where he was after the extremely short speech would be an indication of a TIA.

The video tape that documented this apparent problem occurred on 10-02-08. Just days before this, on Sept. 24, 2008, McCain mysteriously “suspended” his campaign.  McCain’s stated reason for the suspension was the economy, but the coincidence is striking.

More than four years has passed since the election of 2008. McCain is now 76 years old. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCain The average life expectancy for a man in the United States is 75.35. Thus John McCain has already lived longer than the average man without a history of melanoma.

Of particular concern was the video of McCain during his cross examination of Chuck Hagel. Watch the video, and try not to focus on what McCain is saying, but how he is saying it, and the difficulty he is having articulating his words.

Thus there should be a real concern that McCain won’t be able to finish his complete term of 6 years and a mid term election may be needed. One of the people commenting on this blog, Shawn’s MOM, has indicated that Sarah Palin has changed her residency status. We know she has a home in Arizona, so she could easily claim Arizona as her domicile, and run for McCain’s Senate Seat in a Mid-term election.  That’s a frightening thought!

69 thoughts on “Health Concerns of John McCain May Require a Mid-term Election in Arizona

Add yours

  1. Scary thought, is right! Maybe Miz Palin won’t be able to take the heat….of Arizona, I mean….after Alaska….you know what I mean.

    Like

  2. Sarah hated being a government employee. And she isn’t a hard worker. I don’t see her running for any political office. Why would she do that? Without Todd to prop her up, she can hardly function. Also, McCain will not give up his seat unless forced too. I don’t understand why people think Sarah still wants to be in an elected office. If she hints at it, it’s because she wants money from her flock.

    Like

    1. Karen,
      That’s not to say that Palin would serve if elected, but might quit that job too, but think of the money she could make while campaigning.

      Like

    2. I agree. Sarah Palin is lazy and inept. She can’t wink her way through every Senate session. Plus, you can bet she sees herself as way beyond a lowly senate seat. It’s president or nothing at this point!

      Like

    3. She likes the “hunt” and the “winning” part. The actually governance and responsibilities? Not so much.

      Besides, when you’re in office, you have people to do the heavy lifting FOR you. Speech writers, schedulers, legislative aides, lobbyists, local / state / national party honchos… THAT’S what she wants. They make their boss look good.

      She CRAVES the bright lights, the media chasing after your every word, the title (as much as she says she doesn’t), the crowds, the admiration, but mostly THE POWER. Senators have lots and lots of POWER. Once out of office, most become Lobbyists – and become rich, rich, rich.

      She really, really wanted to be appointed to the US Senate, but Governor Frank Murkowski appointed his daughter Lisa to the job instead. Palin ended up in finishing behind the winner – again – with the Oil Commission appointment as the thanks-for-playing consolation prize.

      So, while she really doesn’t like to do the work, she’ll run for the power…

      Like

  3. No offense, but only John McCain knows how he is healthwise. It’s best NOT to judge these things to feed your selfish propaganda. But I’d expect nothing better from you given your penchant for crassness and propaganda. You don’t even live in AZ. AND you ignore democrats’ lies.

    Hypocrite.

    Like

    1. Kelsbells,
      Of course only McCain, and anyone he’s told about his health knows for sure. You’re right I don’t live in Arizona, but if Palin becomes a Senator, her involvement as a Senator does affect every citizen of the United States. I posted the videos that give me cause for concern, and you are free to disagree with my impression, but it is not a lie. It is my impression!

      Like

    2. Do you have a trite comment magnet set on your virtual fridge?

      I love the “no offense” before going on to call Malia selfish and crass. And, maybe you didn’t realize this, but since McCain is a senator, his health affects all of us.

      I won’t await any response from you because you have no interest in any kind of actual discourse.

      Like

      1. jk,
        I have a couple of magnets on my fridge that might accurately describe Keisbells, but as the writer of this blog, I feel constrained from telling you about them. Use your imagination!

        Like

    3. Kelsbells Kristy why are you here and TROLLING SPHASH and IM? You tell the same old LIES on all of the Blogs. Todd is a Sex Trafficker and a PIMP,
      Prove me wrong or go away. You are a prime example of someone who would not pass a background check for gun Purchases. You are dangerous to yourself and others. You will not accept help and you are a Mental Case.

      Like

    4. Kelsbells
      Malia’s blog is dedicated to exposing Sarah Palin’s lies along with the criminal actions of her husband Todd. Since there are so many Palin lies, it would be difficult to cover any Democratic lies. It will take at least the next 50 years to sort through all the false truths of the FORMER sexting-texting EX Governor! If you are an AZ resident, drive by North 82nd Street in Scottsdale and check out Sarah’s 1.7 million dollar fortress. This ain’t no vacation home!

      Like

    5. Kristy or pretend Kristy.
      How dare you call Malia crass. Do you even know the meaning of the word?
      I can’t think of a single example of this. Name 3. Come on.
      Now someone who is definitely crass and low class is Sarah Palin.
      By the way, Malia lives closer to Arizona then you do.
      You are a sick person, obsessed with the Palin’s. Get help before its too late for you to have a normal life with REAL people who know you.

      Like

    6. Hey Krusty mind your own health and Con lies! And propaganda? You are full of it as well as Bullshit!

      Malia, I think its McCain stonewalling this Secret Service investigation….He was all on it as well as the Car Thief Issa until
      it came out about David Chaney. Then they dropped it like a hot potato. John mccain is a Evil, evil man. Course we know this who he picked for his vpotus.

      Like

      1. crystalwolf,
        I think you aRe right! McCain thought this would be a way to embarrass President Obama, until he realized the Palin-connection to Chaney.

        Like

    7. Kelsbells,

      Did you ignore the lies that Sarah Palin told when she claimed that there was no finding of ethics violations? (Branchflower report)

      If anyone has a penchant for propaganda (and lies) it is Sarah.

      Like

  4. Its’s all starting to make sense now. I wondered why the alaskaskan carribou barbie would buy a house all the way in Arizona-HEATWAVE ARIZONA! The timing! This woman IS vile. She saw it then.. and thats why she bought the house. To become a legal resident to get the seata. Only SHE no doubt thought mcsane would have died by now. She knows about his medical condition and how serious it is. The hunger for POWER that woman has is just astonishing. She would of snuffed him behind his back anyway had they won. My thought was she was planning to go out of her way to prove him insane so she could take over Presidency. And SHE would have had they won. BUT UNITED STATES & AMERICANS ARE JUST NOT THAT STUPID. And would never vote for her. She is SO vile that I doubt no more than oh…I don’t 100 people might vote for her? She has been keeping herself out of the lite lately. Maybe this time she really did go to school to learn something so she doesnt come off so darn ignoramous. Like what a VP does? Like being able to see Russia from her house. She did say that. Writing on the palm of her hand–thee most blatant sign of ignorance. BUT more frightening…is if the people of Arizona are as dumb as sarah and vote for the pitbull with lipstick on. INDEEED now THAT would be FRIGHTENING. SHE’ll NEVER WIN THE SEAT though. Give it up sarah…you proved a long time ago to be nothing of substance and therefore not suited to run any office..let alone a home with kids.

    Like

    1. GreenTiger17,
      Can’t you just imagine the sympathy that McCain would get as he resigns from office and then from his death bed endorses Palin to take his seat?

      Like

    2. Skagway Sal
      I posted some info this morning before Malia did this story. My posts are under the other story about Culture of Corruption in the Secret Service.

      Like

  5. You are right. The thought of Palin running is a frightening thing. Considering the mind set of many people in Arizona – it could be a possibility.

    Like

      1. Just my two cents, but even most Republicans wouldn’t vote for Sarah. They might like het but voting for her? That is what polls say anyhow.
        The Palinbots are a small group, aren’t they?

        Like

  6. Malia:

    Off subject a tad, but a State of Alaska Task Force examined the prevalence of human trafficking in Alaska (five month study) – and reported its findings to lawmakers in Juneau this past Wednesday….’remains unclear’! This work force was appointed by Gov Parnell in 2012.

    There was no mention of Todd Palin, as the pimp and sex partner identified by Shailey Tripp in “Boys Will be Boys”. We cannot forget that the Palins and Parnells are friends (in Alaskan government) and it appears to many that Parnell has protected Palin since she ‘quit’ her tenure as governor.

    Another item of interest is the fact that a Bill has been introduced to the Alaska Legislature to eliminate providing State funds to movie makers that come to Alaska to film their projects. You will remember that Sarah Palin and Bristol Palin have used funds from the Alaskan taxpayers for the crappy TV shows they put out there for all Americans. Plus, Sarah Palin, when governor, was who signed the authorization to provide these funds to movie makers in the first place!

    As the world turns in Alaska – – – – – – –

    Like

    1. Millie,
      I think the public outrage has been hard for politicians in Alaska to deal with and they are quietly trying to do their part to end the abuse. Better late than never.

      Like

      1. nswfm
        Thanks for the link. I plan to do an article this weekend on this, but though people may be tired of the number of posts I’ve done about the “culture of corruption.”

        Like

    2. I think “remains unclear” really means “we’re not ready to acknowledge the problem or do anything about it.”

      Maybe there has to be more publicity, more people holding the elected officials accountable. They want to look away from the reality of the situation.

      How can they be made accountable?

      Like

      1. red white and blue,
        I think the more people who read this post the more difficult it will be to pretend that this corruption isn’t happening.

        Like

    3. you missed the 360North broadcast of Rick Svobodny trying to adjust the IMMUNITY status…this was under HB Crimes; Victims, Abuse/Neglect…
      It was on Alaska time on Feb 18th at around 2:45pm until about 3:30pm…
      The board members of the House Judiciary Committee kept asking questions the Deputy Attorney, Dept of Law was not a happy camper…
      It reminded me of the Western days of a salesman trying to sell snake oil…
      In the meantime these board members are saying “I am not comfortable
      with this” and kept asking questions…with the lead Senator trying to side step it with and I quote “my pet project” but that never happened…
      Too many questions…those board members are too smart for their own britches…lol…

      Like

  7. If you look at McCain’s face directly on the video, he has puffiness on the jaw/cheek areas which has been there for a long time.

    What I see about the man is that he changes his mind constantly about various subjects and is a cranky representative in Congress. He has degraded himself horribly since having lost the presidential election. I also think he is a horrible representative of the Republican party. No wonder their approval ratings have dropped in their party as in Congress.

    And, I doubt seriously that Sarah Palin would be considered to run in AZ. She is even more poorly regarded than McCain! Besides, if she did, Alaskans would counter her run w/all the proven things they have regarding her life in Alaska!

    Like

  8. John McCain gets a few (very, very few) percentages of a point for his rather feeble attempts to reign in Palin and the vitriol she helped grow.

    Unfortunately, he was so weak and cowardly, he couldn’t bring himself to drop her, even as it because increasingly clear she was completely unqualified, dishonest, clueless, and even dangerous to the country had they actually won.

    Now we see him holding on to Benghazi like a pathetic, old dog.

    History will not be kind to him, if history even remembers him.

    It’s almost fitting that Sarah Palin might replace him in the Senate, which, of course would never happen because Sarah Palin is inept and has so many skeletons in her closet she can’t even shut the door all the way.

    I don’t think John McCain will willingly given up his Seat, even if he has continuing health problems. They’ll have to drag him out of his Seat, literally or figuratively.

    Like

  9. I don’t think that Palin’s well enough to run for anything these days, but she could pretend for the $$$ that would come her way as you suggest. Such a shyster/grifter, plus I’m sure she would think the work of the Senate too boring. McCain is definitely past his sell-by date, but I doubt that he would leave voluntarily; he loves the gig.

    Like

  10. It does seem that McCain is aging. Well, we all are. But, imagine how this process would have speeded up if he had become President in 2008. The job is an aging accelerant.

    Like

    1. eclecticsandra,
      You know that’s right, just look at Obama’s hair. If McCain had the processes sped up, you know who would be the President now?

      Like

  11. Scarah running for Senate in AZ is at the top of my wish list! But she’ll have to overcome some obstacles. First, she’ll need to get back in bed with the Teabaggers. Second, she’ll have to find some right wing media outlets where she can expand her name and facial recognition in AZ. Her daily screed would become the high point of each AZ PeeBot’s day. Third, she’ll have to demand that the faithful drop much more into the collection plate if they want to stay in her church.

    Mrs. Failin’ will probably have to run as an independent, since she will surely be victimized by the lamestream media and ignored by the Repugnicans. AZ is a big bag of crazy. If Batshit Barbie saps away enough crazy votes that would otherwise go to the Repugs, there’ll be another Democratic Senator to fill in the remainder of McCain’s term.

    Like

  12. If Sarah ever ran for anything in Arizona, the Giffords would do everything to see she wasn’t elected. Who in the world in Arizona is going to work or back Sarah? No one….. maybe Meghan McCain will run.

    Like

  13. The face contortions in the second video, while somewhat alarming, may be from Bell’s Palsy, a transitory condition sometimes brought on by a virus. It happened to my husband and looked just like a stroke. It was gone in a couple days, but it can last longer.

    Like

    1. WakeUpAmerica,
      And who knows what it really was, but the recent video of his cross exam of Hagel seems to give a picture of a different person than we heard from in 2008

      Like

      1. I agree. I think that video is much more telling. Also, calling a constituent a jerk and refusing to apologize or take it back shows that he is losing his inhibitions, one of the first signs of dementia.

        Like

  14. This scenario is exactly why the blogosphere should never quit pursuing The Truth About Trig. I feel it is truly the only way to irrevocably put a final end to any aspirations Sarah Palin may have in politics — or anywhere else for that matter.

    Like

    1. Balzafiar,
      If I could figure out how to put that one to rest, I would but the only idea I have is to get a judge to appoint a guardian ad litem to represent Trig and then demand a DNA test, but knowing the things we do about the legal system in Alaska, I doubt that will ever happen.

      Like

  15. OT
    Malia, Have you seen the report on FBI sexting and history of other misconduct?

    In general, this probably wouldn’t be considered a ‘culture of corruption’ as the offending employees were disciplined but it’s certainly fair to question how the ‘misbehavior’ compromised FBI investigations. I wonder if it’s possible to find out whether the FBI has ever dealt with Shailey’s allegation that FBI agents/clients were present at her arrest. I don’t think she ever specifically identified them by name.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/21/us/fbi-misbehavior/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

    Like

    1. curiouser,
      I have seen the article, and I’m planning to do a post on it …probably Sunday. I’m still trying to process the level of misconduct among the people I had so much respect for!!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: