Monday, September 08, 2008


Just say it - LIES!

Sebastian Mallaby - McCain's Convenient Untruth -
McCain used to be a real straight talker. On campaign finance, spending earmarks, Iraq and immigration, he has fought bravely for his principles; and that record might have been a trump against an opponent who has taken almost no such risks. But we are now witnessing what might be called McCain's Palinization. McCain once criticized Christian conservatives as agents of intolerance, but he has caved in to their intolerance of a pro-choice running mate. McCain claims to be devoted to his country, yet he would saddle it with a vice president who is unprepared to serve as commander in chief. In the same sad way, McCain has caved in to his party's anti-tax fanatics. The man of principle has become a panderer. The straight talker flip-flops.
On balance, not a bad bit of commentary. But who reads the Post op-ed pages? Not Joe Sixpack. Joe Sixpack watches FOX, and now he'll watch an NBC back in the tank for McCain. What we need is some tough, plain talk from the campaign and those few in the media who haven't yet been neutered.

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