May 22nd, 2009
09:00 AM ET
6 years ago

Lives of McCain, Obama to overlap at Naval commencement

Obama will deliver a commencement address with multiple McCains in the audience.
Obama will deliver a commencement address with multiple McCains in the audience.

(CNN) – When President Obama delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday, he will have a former presidential candidate and proud parent of one of the graduates in attendance.

John Sidney McCain IV, more commonly known as "Jack," will become the fourth McCain to graduate from the Annapolis, Maryland, service academy and the fourth with the same name.

About mid-day at the academy's commissioning and graduation ceremony, McCain will receive a Bachelor of Science degree, take the oath of office and be commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy 103 years after his great-grandfather did the same.

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  1. Fair is Fair

    dominican mama 4 Obama May 22nd, 2009 9:42 am ET

    McCain will be sitting in the audience having an ill-concealed apoplectic fit; his wife will consume/steal more meds than her usual daily dosage; the only cool one there will be his daughter Meghan; and she'll be trying to get Obama's autograph! All in all NOT a banner day for Senator John McShame.
    ______________________

    My gosh... can't you even let a happy and proud occasion go by without slinging mud? Even the most fervently partisan posters on this topic said nice things. 4 generations of military service – does that mean nothing to youi?

    May 22, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  2. Tom Paine

    Oh, to be in the graduating class and have to sit through another BS speech by Obama. Thank God I'm not in Annapolis.

    May 22, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  3. Bryne-NY

    All my family has truly appreciate for John McCain's four decendants
    have serviced for America. Could you please accept our respect from
    buttom our heart ?

    May 22, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  4. Sniffit

    In other news...all 100 Senators will be in the same room together at the same time at some point in the near future...the sky is blue...the world is round....water is wet.

    May 22, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  5. Ambrose Smith, Borrego Springs, California

    Libs aren't anti military. They are aniti "unneed wars".

    Afghanistan yes.

    Iraq no.

    Dumb cons just don't get it.

    May 22, 2009 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  6. Sniffit

    What a copout CNN for closing the comments on the GOP's new ad. People should be allowed to publicly express their disgust with it.

    May 22, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  7. John, Rochester MN

    Two things:
    @No Hope May 22nd, 2009 8:12 am ET
    Doesn't being Commander in Chief kind of make him a military person? Just because he didn't serve is no reason to disparage the man.

    @Wyatt May 22nd, 2009 9:26 am ET
    Seriously? The "illegitimate Kenyan-born" train not only left the station months ago, it derailed. Wake up, already.

    May 22, 2009 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
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