We--the humble folks trying to give you an accurate view of The Real McCain--summarize, because you're just too darn busy to keep up with every McCain flip-flop, sell out or new principle:
* John McCain's new best friend is Trent Lott. Mind you, McCain is "in favor of racial equality," even though he lets a man send out emails on his campaign's behalf who thinks that Strom Thurmond would have been a fantastic president back in 1948. Oval Office addresses delivered in a white sheet and the African-American female staffers all running for cover. Yup, that sounds like the America we all want to live in.
* An Iraq War veteran, Leonard Clark, has filed papers in Arizona to have McCain recalled. He is taking this step because he is sick of his comrades-in-arms getting killed because of McCain's political considerations. As Clark put it, this is "John McCain's attempt to fight Vietnam over again."
* John McCain decided that Jerry Falwell is just too damn liberal. He needed to take things a step further. So he is now sucking up to the beyond-insane Revererends Richard Land and John Hagee. The former spends much of his day thinking about how to target homosexuals for discrimination in every facet of their lives, and the latter openly wishes for nuclear Armageddon in the Middle East. Ahh, Double-Talk McCain, you "principled maverick," you!
* Wouldn't you know it, John McCain is a hypocrite when it comes to his signature issue of campaign finance reform. He has taken money from people who bankroll the very independent expenditure groups he claimed were evil, from lobbyists with business before the Commerce Committee--on which he sits--and he will likely opt out of public matching funds for the presidential race. So he can spend as much money as it takes. But then again, what would we expect from someone who was knee-deep in The Keating Five affair?
We hope you've enjoyed The Weekly Worst In McCain. If we can make any promise to you, knowing John McCain's willingness to do anything to become president, it's that we'll be back next week!
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