Upon his death, the life and service of national hero Sen. John McCain was indeed fully praised beginning on Wednesday in his home state of Arizona continuing in our nation's capitol on Friday and Saturday, and concluding with a private burial service on Sunday at the Naval Academy. He was not a perfect man. As one cleric noted on Saturday, he was not being presented for sainthood. His temper often flared. He suffered defeats in his political career. But no one ever questioned his patriotism.