First off, let me say that I applaud John McCain for standing up to the Bush apologists and telling the truth - that torture did not help us find and kill Osama Bin Laden. That torture - or "enhanced interrogation", if you're a moron - does more harm than good, more often than not. I thank him, and think that he's a brave man for going against the snarling-dog right wingers.
Unfortunately, it's not enough.
It's not enough too make up for Sarah Palin, who you clearly did not vett before you chose her as your running mate. Perhaps if you had chosen someone else, we wouldn't be burdened with this imbecilic, empty-headed moron. And maybe she never would have left Alaska, and never would have been a national figure at all. And, dare I say it, maybe Gabby Giffords would never have been shot in the head because of a target on her back - all thanks to Sarah "Mama Grizzly" Palin.
And it's not enough to make up for all the sly racist innuendo during the campaign against Obama, up to and including "That one!" We all knew what you meant, Mr. McCain - don't vote for that guy! He's black! He's got a scary name! Vote for me!
And it doesn't make up for saying "Today is a very sad day" when Don't ask, Don't tell was repealed. It's been a while now, John, and, as far as I can tell, the world hasn't ended, no one's been raped in the showers, and unit cohesion hasn't crumbled due to all the gayness floating around. In fact, I hear it's pretty much the same as it's always been. Weird.
So, thank you, John McCain, for standing up to those in your party who want to do anything except thank a black man for anything. It was a noble gesture, and it harkens back to the John McCain who used to know what bipartisanship was all about, who could reach across the aisle when it was warranted. Unfortunately, I don't think it'll stick. Which is too bad, because we could use more of that John McCain.