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McCain: The Hardest Thing to Do After Losing 'Is Just to Shut Up'

McCain: The Hardest Thing to Do After Losing 'Is Just to Shut Up'
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By    |   Monday, 27 November 2017 09:08 AM

Sen. John McCain slammed Hillary Clinton for her inability to let go of last year's election defeat, telling Esquire in an interview that her biggest problem is that "she doesn't have anything to do."

From one failed presidential candidate to another — get over it and go away.

"What's the (expletive) point? Keep the fight up?" McCain told Esquire. "History will judge that campaign, and it's always a period of time before they do. You've got to move on. This is Hillary's problem right now: She doesn't have anything to do.

"You've got to understand that you can't rewrite history," McCain told Esquire. "One of the almost irresistible impulses you have when you lose is to somehow justify why you lost and how you were mistreated: 'I did the right thing! I did!' The hardest thing to do is to just shut up."

McCain was reflecting on his loss to Barack Obama in 2008 and the waves of flak he took for selecting Sarah Palin as his running mate, a move he continued to defend to Esquire.

"To blame things on Sarah Palin is a cop-out," McCain said. "The fact is that (the media) were out to get her. They ridiculed her. They denigrated her."

And "go away" is what McCain promises to do if his health deteriorates to a point of not being able to perform his duties on Capitol Hill; the Arizona Republican was diagnosed with glioblastoma over the summer, and had a tumor removed from his brain.

"I have enough close friends. They would probably get together, six or seven people who have been with me the last 30 years, and say, 'John, go on up to the cabin and enjoy the sunrises and the sunsets.' And I promise you I would go, and I would never come out again," McCain told Esquire.

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Sen. John McCain slammed Hillary Clinton for her inability to let go of last year's election defeat, telling Esquire in an interview that her biggest problem is that "she doesn't have anything to do."
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