Another week, more McCain flip-floppery. We the folks at The Real McCain are once again happy to bring it to you:
* Apparently many McCain staffers up and quit when he flip-flopped on his own presidential announcement plans. Did I mention he didn't tell them? What a straight-shooter!
* McCain also was for using the word "wasted" when referring to lives lost in Iraq before he was against it. Now he's for "sacrificed." As in, how many more lives do you intend to sacrifice in this failed, trumped up war, Senator?
* "I will take responsibility for being a member of the Armed Services Committee and not knowing about it and not doing anything about it," the Republican 2008 contender told a group of county officials from across the country today. "I apologize for my failure" to act, the Arizona Republican added. "I should be held accountable."
This is the current McCain on Walter Reed. Here is McCain during the 2006 election cycle when campaigning against Tammy Duckworth (yes, he campaigned against a vet who lost both legs in combat--nice way to show you're for the troops first and party second):
"Mr. McCain demanded the apology while electioneering for a Republican congressional candidate in Illinois...He was speaking of how often he had been to Walter Reed Hospital to see the wounded Iraq veterans, of how many of them have lost limbs. "
No senator, the residents of Walter Reed should be demanding much more than just an apology from you. If you were there numerous times, and did NOTHING about the situation, how about we hear from you as to why you did NOTHING?
Thanks as always, and hope you enjoyed this week's edition.
Cliff Schecter will be publishing a book on John McCain this summer called The Real McCain. You can find more on this and other stories at cliffschecter.com.