Back when my mother was a girl, the house would be silenced whenever "Mr. Hoover" gave a speech on the radio. Which he did. Often. Sure, he had been repudiated at the polls by historic margins, but he was bitter and angry over FDR's policies and insisted on making sure everyone knew it for years and years after his defeat.
Well, I guess every generation needs its own Hoover. It looks like John McCain is ours.