Son of an admiral, who was the son of an admiral, a navy aviator shot down and held hostage in Vietnam. Later a Republican Senator. He led a full life, and died of an awful disease. One can say a lot of good and bad things about him, but he left a mark.
Smitty, at The Other McCain (will he change his name to the surviving McCain?) takes my position.
Victory Girls review his life.
Mark Tapscott has a more or less balanced approach to his legacy.