Tuesday, July 06, 2010

McCain Sells Out Yet Again

During the 2008 presidential campaign, we said some pretty harsh things about Senator John McCain. (Typical header: "McCain Wants Soul Back; Devil Says 'TooLate' ").

Since then, we have often wondered whether we were a bit too harsh. After all, McCain was a man we had admired or many years. He had served his country with astonishing courage during Viet Nam, and often sided with what was left of the good old "common sense" Republican Party, to which we still pledge our allegiance in the event that it ever returns.

More often than you might expect, we wake up at night in a cold sweat, staring at the ceiling and whispering, "Did we do wrong by old Jack?"

Here's the short answer: No.

As the brief Gawker post, linked above, reminds us, McCain would sell out his grandmother for one more moment of political power. He is a man of no convictions, except perhaps the mistaken one that he remains fit for public service.

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