With everything going on this week, one story that has not gained that much attention is John McCain saying he would accept an invitation to Bob Jones University:
U.S. Sen. John McCain riled Bob Jones University leaders in South Carolina's nasty 2000 GOP presidential primary by criticizing the Christian fundamentalist school - known for its ban on interracial dating and its anti-Roman Catholic views - and George W. Bush for speaking there.
Now McCain says he would consider speaking at the school himself.
"I can't remember when I've turned down a speaking invitation. I think I'd have to look at it," he told The State newspaper.
McCain, R-Ariz., says he would have to look at Bob Jones University's latest policy statements. "I understand they have made considerable progress," he said.
The Senate Majority Project gives us a nice journey in the time machine so that we can see what McCain said in 2000.
McCain: "If I'd have been invited to go to Bob Jones University , sure, I'd have gone! And I'd have told them, 'Get out of the 16th century and into the 21st century. What you're doing is racist and cruel!'"
So in 6 years they have gone from the 16th century to the 21st century? It's amazing how much progress is made when elections grow near.
(h/t Christy - Senate Majority Project)