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  •  The Arizona Repubic loves McCain (2+ / 0-)
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    Mother Mags, Cato come back

    They praise him every chance they get, no matter what he's doing or saying. They will ignore any gaffe, mistake, or lie.

    Change you can Xerox. Print it. Read it. Copy it. Pass it on. Obama '08

    by dawnt on Sun Apr 06, 2008 at 12:41:40 PM PDT

    •  That wasn't always the case (4+ / 0-)

      Back in 1999, Bill Muller wrote a series on McCain that didn't pull any punches.

      In recent years, he's become a champion of campaign-finance reform. More than a decade ago, he took free trips to the Bahamas with savings and loan tycoon Charles Keating. He continues to take big money from interests before his committees.

      He's amassed a rogues' gallery of troublemaking former pals - Keating, Gary Hart, John Tower, Fife Symington, Duke Tully - who hardly square with his ambitions as a reformer.

      As a senator, he's pilloried tobacco companies, though his wife owes her personal millions to beer sales.

      He has romanced the national press while warring with Arizona reporters.

      He prides himself on his personal integrity yet admits he wasn't faithful to his first wife, Carol, who was injured in a horrific car accident while McCain was in Vietnam.

      He courts the veteran vote yet is despised among veterans who believe there are still POWs alive in southeast Asia.

      He was hawkish on Kosovo, yet as a freshman congressman, he opposed Reagan's sending of Marines to Lebanon.

      Some say McCain's seemingly principled positions - as on tobacco and campaign-finance reform - are all for show, helping him build his maverick image with a windmill tilt or two.

      Read the whole series here.

      "The way out is via the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?" - Confucius

      by Blue Intrigue on Sun Apr 06, 2008 at 01:07:20 PM PDT

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