The flip side to this is that his "Not Voting" is better than the one cast by Arizona's other Senator.
For the record, this is what the two esteemed [cough] Senators from Arizona chose not to support:
...which makes sense for McCain, because he needs all the warm bodies he can get to continue his and George Bush's preemptive war of choice that was based on cooked information. The patriotism is astounding!
At issue is an expansion of the GI bill that would guarantee full college scholarships for those who serve in the military for three years. The Democratic-led Senate passed the measure, sponsored by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., and supported by Obama, on Thursday by a 75-22 vote as 25 Republican abandoned President Bush, who opposed the provision.
Obama and his rival Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to Washington for the vote. McCain skipped the vote to campaign and raise money in California.
McCain opposes the measure, as does the Pentagon, out of concern that providing such a benefit after only three years of service would encourage people to leave the military after completing only one enlistment even as the U.S. fights two wars and is trying to increase the size of the Army and Marine Corps.Miami Herald (emphasis mine)