(CNN) - Responding to Russian President Vladimir Putin's controversial opinion piece in the New York Times, Sen. John McCain jokingly told CNN's Jake Tapper he'd like to write a commentary for Pravda, the historic Russian newspaper connected to the Communist Party.
Well, now it looks like McCain may get his wish.
According to Foreign Policy's blog The Cable, the editors of Pravda have tentatively agreed to publish an op-ed by the Arizona Republican. The opinion piece will most likely reflect McCain's strong negative views toward Putin.
"We have to remember who Putin is. He's a KGB colonel apparatchik, who has never abandoned the Russian ambitions for an empire, and influence in the world," McCain said Thursday on Tapper's show, "The Lead."
Dmitry Sudakov, the English editor of Pravda, told The Cable that if McCain wants to write an op-ed, he is "welcome."
"Mr. McCain has been an active anti-Russian politician for many years already," Sudakov continued. "We have been critical of his stance on Russia and international politics in our materials, but we would be only pleased to publish a story penned by such a prominent politician as John McCain."
A spokesman for McCain told The Cable that McCain "would be glad to write something for Pravda, so we'll be reaching out to Dmitry with a submission."
Foolish idea. I'm conservative, but I just don't get this guy...
Can't we find somebody who didn't finish next to last in his college class to do this?
Someone needs to put a leash on him.
If Prez. Obama was too weak, Sen. McCain can remind Putin who he is provoking. This is the USA, yes, the USA still. The world sees as a more powerful man than our naive president. McCain, please let Russia know who they messing with.
this is about as scary to Putin as Obama and Kerry fake attack on Syria..
Whats next Michele threaten's to scratch Mrs Putin's eyes out>
Maybe McCain can give Putin a taste of his own medicine.
The shame in this whole thing is that we have elected officials, whom we pay to govern playing "Nah Nah Na Nah Nah " with the Russians. This is apparently a way to avoid attending to real problems.
Our politicians are acting like children.
"I'll write to Pravda and show you, Putin!" Jeez McCain and Obama, just deal with Putin and get Assad to hand over hs chemical weapons. We don't need to risk American forces over a lack of U.S. interests in Syria. Just let the U.N., Russia, and our negotiators handle it.
OMG, my stomach hurts from laughing so hard. Our government is absolutely ludicrous – we truly have the worst among us "leading." It's too much. It would be hilarious if it weren't so incredibly devastating to all life on this planet.
Meanwhile, the people of Arizona deal with unemployment, a lack of education and racism.
mcsame rides again... again.
John and his war engineer friends are just butt-hurt a foreigner told the truth. We are NOT the only ones living on earth.
McCain has run his course. It is time for him to retire and let some younger folks mess things up while blaming him for all that has gone wrong in this nation.
he need to shut up,who in his family is going to suffer or die, my son are 20 and 22, he going to send us to war while his family sit comfortable in their rich homes.
I will NEVER sympathized with Obama, but I really do wish John McCain would shut the F&#% up and go away. He is an embarrassment.
This little man has gone nuts, no one wants war at the cost of Republican greed to make money and US economy go down. First think of making people in US happy before setting other's house.
So now we are going to fight Syria and Russia at the same time?
Putin: There are 7 continents in the world. Stay off of ours.
McCain: But But ....
God help us. Why not get Palin to offer a rebuttal?
McCain, do you know what it means to be irrelevant?look in the mirror, your 15 minutes are up.
We would be in this mess if John had won the Presidency.
This so-called hero needs to butt out of international relations. All he'll accomplish is to mess things up. Nobody cares what he thinks.
Well, this should be embarrassing.
Hopefully, McCain can give Putin a taste of his own medicine and see how the Russians like it. What comes around, goes around.
The worse thing you can do to a narcissist like Putin (and for that matter Obama) is ignore him1 The Times gave him attention and that's all he wanted.