5 Essentials For Every Young Politician’s Small Apartment

It is very exhausting to be a politician, this much is pretty well known. After all, their job is to help the government run the country and to understand and serve its people. This means politicians must be constantly interacting with other people and taking the time to do a lot of critical thinking. This is why it is important for politicians to have a home that is comfortable and conducive to getting their job done. Most importantly, they need to be able to get their much-needed rest. It does not matter if their home is big or small, what matters is that it serves its need to provide them with everything they need to do their job to the fullest extent. Here are some of the things you can do to encourage that.

1. Clothing Storage

A politician should always look presentable no matter where they are or what time of day it is. This means they should have a lot of nice clothing that will be ready on demand. So that is why it will be important for them to have clothing storage that is not only large to keep all of their clothes but also designed to keep that clothing organized. The reason for this is because they will surely be participating in an endless list of different activities, and they’ll need to be able to choose the perfect outfit for any occasion.

2. Television

It would be nice to just relax after a long, exhausting day. A television provides easy and accessible entertainment with a great selection of programs to choose from, whether a politician likes to watch movies, TV programs, or even just listening to music. Also, televisions broadcast the news around the country, and if the politician is high-profile they may want to see what the news is saying about them. Even if they are lower-profile, politicians probably want to keep tabs on what is happening locally, nationally, and internationally.

3. Futon

The problem with having a small apartment like so many younger politicians do is having a confined living space. What if you have family or friends coming over and they decide they have to stay the night? Will there be enough space? One great solution to that is to have a futon. A futon can be used as a seat, but it can also be converted into a sleeping area. A futon is often compared to a sofa bed, but they are usually cheaper and lighter. A futon can serve as an extra mattress that can be folded up when not needed so that it does not take up any of your precious living space. It can also be useful in an office if short naps will help you get through a long strenuous day. If you’re interested in a futon, you can see which kinds are best by taking a look at BFR’s excellent guide.

4. Work Desk with Comfortable Chair

Any politician will truly have a lot of work to do. This type of work will likely involve a lot of signing papers or reading legal documents and studying. That is why it’s so important to have a desk. The advantage of having a desk rather than working at a coffee table or a kitchen table is that politicians can keep their important files and office supplies in a single place. Add a comfortable chair into the mix and they can take short breaks to help keep them refreshed and ultimately more productive.

5. Coffee Maker

Because a politician will surely be busy, their job will definitely involve a lot of late meetings and all-nighters. A good cup of coffee will come in handy and keep them energized when they need to work around the clock. Having a coffee maker is much easier and much more convenient than buying coffee from shop, which may not be open at all hours. Plus, it’s much cheaper to make your own coffee.

Review of Senator Jon McCain’s Career

Childhood and Early Life

John Sidney McCain III was born in a naval station in Panama known as the Coco Solo on August 29, 1936. He was born into a family of four-star admirals with his father later John S McCain junior later rising to command the United States naval forces in the Pacific. Since Senator John McCain grew up in a family that held military service in high regard he spent most of his childhood years moving from one military base to the other in America and abroad.

Military Career

Following his family history McCain went ahead and joined the United States Naval academy where he graduated bottom his class in 1958, the low performance was attributed by his indifference and he says the subjects that were taught were not in his line of interest. He also graduated from flight school in 1960 which later advised his interest to volunteer for combat duty with the outbreak of the Vietnam War.

His flying training had him fly career-based attack planes bombing runs against the Vietnamese. It was during this period on July 29, 1967, in the Gulf of Tonkin that his jet was inadvertently shot by a missile triggering a fire that killed 134 people and left him with a serious injury. However, he recovered and went back to active duty, that same year on October 26, 1967, his jet was shot down while doing a bombing run over Hanoi, the North Vietnam capital. He was badly injured as the plane crashed into the Truc Bach Lake and captured by North Vietnamese who confined and tortured then later on December 9, 1969, moved to Hoa Loa prison which was famously known as “Hanoa Hilton”.

McCain was in prison for a total of five years being in solitary confinement for most of that time. When his captors learned that his father John S McCain Jr. was a high ranking Navy officer they tried to offer him early release but McCain refused and asked to be released together with other prisoners of war, he also knew the Vietnamese would use his release as propaganda. Finally, he was released in 1973, two months after the cease-fire took effect with other American prisoners, and he got a hero’s welcome back at home with several service awards, including the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Legion of Merit and Distinguished Flying Cross. Despite the injuries he sustained in prison McCain still went back to serve as a naval aviator for a nine-month period.

Life in Politics

McCain joined politics in 1976 when he became the Navy’s liaison officer to the U.S Senate. He then moved to Phoenix, Arizona with his second wife Cindy Hensley and worked as a public relations officer in his father-in-law’s beer distribution firm. McCain used this position to advance his connection in the political arena. McCain used his war record to help him clinch the seat in the U.S House of Representatives, and with the retirement of the Arizona senator Barry Goldwater, McCain went for the seat and was elected senator.

McCain was a force to reckon with in the Senate being bold in questioning the ruling Republican orthodoxy he earned the nickname ‘The Maverick ’.

In 1980 McCain was accused to be involved in a scandal of improperly intervening with federal policy to favor Charles Keating, Jr. He was however cleared by the Senate in 1991 for any illegal dealings. In 2000, he unsuccessfully ran against George W Bush for Republican Presidential nomination. Then after aligning himself with Bush in 2007 he secured a Republican nomination and ran against the Democrat’s candidate Barrack Obama.