I don’t remember a lot of “respecting the office” talk during Clinton’s impeachment, but I don’t think that’s the point here.
“They’re friendly,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican and McCain ally who has watched the two men up close. “They don’t hang out together. I don’t think John’s ever been to Camp David. I think it’s respectful. President Bush respects Senator McCain, and I think Senator McCain respects the office of the presidency.”