Very well-written and conceived. Yet I think you made just a teensy-weensy tad too much out of McCain's funeral. Having seen many of those, you'd be surprised how not over-the-top it was even for a person of color, even for a woman, as long as they held a certain position, as long as they were being interned in a certain place. Politics be politics and people be people, and he put a "thumbs down" in the eye of his Party more times than they'd like to remember, remember. Certain people you named, people he found it necessary to speak up for at times, never even mention him any longer.