America will miss her devoted son, her stalwart champion, her elder statesman. I will miss one of the very finest gentleman with whom I've had the honor to serve. But we will not forget him, I consider it our privilege to return some small share of the love that John poured out for this country.
It is our honor as Americans to say that the late great John Sidney McCain III. What we pray he has already heard from his creator. Well done, good and faithful servant, well done.>> His life is a story of American heroism personified. But maybe most of all, he was a truth-teller.
Perhaps it's a reflection of our politics, that a man can be so well regarded for simply telling the truth as he saw it. Or maybe, recognizing the demands and failings of our politics it's more of a reflection on the man. That four decades of public life could not warp or dim his fidelity to the unvarnished truth.