Over the years, the two have become "frenemies," as Time magazine put it; not quite friends, not quite enemies. "They're friendly," said Senator Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican and McCain ally who has watched the two men up close. "They don't hang out together. I don't think John's ever been to Camp David. I think it's respectful. President Bush respects Senator McCain, and I think Senator McCain respects the office of the presidency."
01 September 2008
The best of frenemies
From an article on the remaining months of the George W Bush presidency, a passage explaining his relationship with former bitter rival and current Republican presidential candidate John McCain:
- New York Times Magazine, 29 August 2008