The Other McCain

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Like Peaches & Herb

Posted on | September 27, 2011 | 40 Comments

Smitty and I were re-united today at Baltimore-Washington International Airport when our hero returned from Afghanistan to buy me a beer. Well, he returned for other reasons, but buying me a beer was at the top of the to-do list. Of course, there were others there to greet the Conquerer of the Afghan Seas.

Itty-Bitty Smitty, a/k/a The World’s Youngest Blogger, was glad to see the Admiral. Frankly, the two-month-old tyke seemed to be gloating over the fact that he now has more hair than his dad. These kids today — no respect for their elders!

The excitement of our re-union eventually overwhelmed Itty Bitty, who reclined in the arms of Frau Smitty — something I believe the Admiral is also eager to do. IYKWIMAITYD.

Wait a minute. Maybe that wasn’t the Peaches & Herb song I was looking for. Here, let’s try that again:


40 Responses to “Like Peaches & Herb”

  1. Dell Hill
    September 27th, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    From an elderly US Army tanker; Hand Salute!  And welcome home, Sir.

    (I could swear that looks just like a field grade officers insignia draped fore!)

  2. Joe
    September 27th, 2011 @ 9:10 pm

    Thank you for your service Smitty! 

  3. Anonymous
    September 27th, 2011 @ 9:18 pm

    Welcome home Admiral.

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    September 27th, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

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  5. Bob Belvedere
    September 27th, 2011 @ 9:42 pm


  6. Bob Belvedere
    September 27th, 2011 @ 9:49 pm

    We’ve kept your O’Dough checks in the safe.

  7. Missred
    September 27th, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

    welcome home, ol’ faht

  8. rosalie
    September 27th, 2011 @ 11:40 pm

    Welcome home Smitty!   Those photos are especially nice.  

  9. Anonymous
    September 27th, 2011 @ 11:58 pm

    Welcome home Smitty! 

    And another dose of extreme cuteness from WYB.  A good day in the blogosphere, I say!

  10. Richard Mcenroe
    September 28th, 2011 @ 12:00 am

    Welcome Home!  Just in time!  The Dems are starting to talk about suspending elections!

  11. Richard Mcenroe
    September 28th, 2011 @ 12:00 am

    You DID bring me that RPG I asked for, right?

  12. Anonymous
    September 28th, 2011 @ 12:13 am

    Welcome home, Smitty!

  13. Richard Mcenroe
    September 28th, 2011 @ 12:14 am

    Deployment looks like it agreed with you!  You’re looking lean and … well, less jovial…

  14. Anonymous
    September 28th, 2011 @ 12:16 am

    Oh, so that’s why he’s been talking about Delta Green so much lately. 😉

  15. Anonymous
    September 28th, 2011 @ 12:51 am

    Welcome back, Chris. You’ve lost some weight! You look about as trim as you did back when we were 16.

    Looking forward to seeing you again. Gimme a call whenever.

  16. Garym
    September 28th, 2011 @ 1:15 am

    Thank you for your service and welcome home Smitty!

  17. BrianBoru
    September 28th, 2011 @ 1:19 am

    Welcome home Smitty and G-d bless you and your family (and stacy and his too!!)

  18. Christy Waters
    September 28th, 2011 @ 1:34 am

    Welcome back, Smitty!

  19. JeffS
    September 28th, 2011 @ 1:39 am

    Smitty being Navy, there’s no “field” grade, just those with gold and those without.

  20. JeffS
    September 28th, 2011 @ 1:40 am

    Welcome back, Smitty!  Thank you for your service.

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    September 27th, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

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  22. Steve Burri
    September 28th, 2011 @ 2:05 am

    Welcome home, Smitty. I have an alternate picture also posted.

    I see Stacy is honoring you by drinking Corona, an Afghani beer whose name translates to Camel Urine in English.

  23. Anonymous
    September 28th, 2011 @ 2:06 am


        Welcome back and thanks for your service. As an old sailor all I can say is next time go for a ship and stay off that dry foreign soil.

  24. lonely conservative
    September 28th, 2011 @ 2:12 am

    Welcome home, Smitty. So glad to see you and your family looking so happy. Thanks for your service.

  25. M. Thompson
    September 28th, 2011 @ 2:15 am

    Welcome home sir.

  26. Garym
    September 28th, 2011 @ 2:32 am

    I guess the question needs to be asked ……… is Wombat an endangered species?   ; )

  27. Erick Brockway
    September 28th, 2011 @ 3:34 am

    Welcome home, CDR Smitty!

  28. Jamie Jeffords
    September 28th, 2011 @ 4:12 am

    Peaches and Herb my foot.   Captain and Tennille.   I will leave it to you to decide who is whom.  

  29. Adjoran
    September 28th, 2011 @ 5:50 am

    Welcome home, Smitty!  And thank you for your service to our country.  It never hurts any of us to pause and remember that our freedom to pursue relief at the ballot box and even to post our frank thoughts publicly are secured in large part by the sacrifice, courage, and honor of those like yourself who serve.

    “We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”

                                                                      ~ Churchill

  30. Zilla of the Resistance
    September 28th, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    Welcome home, Smitty! Thank you for your service. God bless you & your beautiful family. 

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  32. Bob Belvedere
    September 28th, 2011 @ 12:45 pm


  33. Chris Wysocki
    September 28th, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    Welcome home! Although I will miss those 3 AM tweets…

  34. cinnddy
    September 28th, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    Welcome home and thank you so much for your service!

  35. Stephen Gordon
    September 28th, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

    Whassup with the Corona? Back when I was teaching a class on earned media, I used to point out that McCain can be bought for a Budweiser or two.

  36. ThePaganTemple
    September 28th, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    Glad you made it back in one piece. Thanks for everything you did, and willingly went through and sacrificed. I don’t think I could have done it, frankly, no need in sugar coating it. For one thing I couldn’t have kept my mouth shut.

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    September 28th, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

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  38. Robot
    September 28th, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

    Welcome back, Sir Smitty!

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