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It is little things that define character in a person. This story highlights the sense of selfless duty that Senator John McCain brought to the office. McCain had cajoled airlines for years to get a direct flight from Washington DC to Phoenix AZ. When airlines finally followed his wishes, critics charged that McCain only wanted a direct flight home. When McCain heard this, he decided he would not use the direct flight lest he be accused of self-interest. Instead, he continued to book connecting flights back to Phoenix for years. It is that sense of duty that is missing in many Senators and Congressmen. They are in the political game for self-gain and the process is all about me. A perfect example of that is this reaction to his death announcement. No wonder citizens are cynical about behavior in Washington.