SOME POLITICAL commentators from the extreme right have been critical of John McCain's career success at cooperating with leaders from both parties.
To that reasoning, I wonder when intransigence became a badge of honor and collaboration a detriment. Of course, collaboration is essential to governing. It is also part of what has made John McCain an outstanding public servant and formidable presidential candidate.
He holds core conservative beliefs, but he also finds common ground across party lines on issues like the environment and ethics reform for the betterment of our nation as a whole.