So during commercials of the Suns/Mavericks game tonight, I caught a little bit of our own favorite maverick, John McCain, on Larry King. I found myself impulsively flipping off my TV screen as he spoke with his trademark faux-gravitas. Two things jumped out at me:
1. He mentioned the moment in Bush's SOTU address when Bush referred to his failure to "fix" Social Security and the Democrats applauded (as did I). He acted like this was a sad moment and cited it as an example of today's vicious partisan atmosphere. He said if the parties could just sit down and negotiate like Reagan and Tip O'Neil that we could "fix" the system.
It's impossible to work together to "fix" Social Security with a group that doesn't even think it should exist, refuses to argue in good faith, and whose ultimate goal is to abolish it.
I guess he was working hard to end the "poisonous atmosphere" in DC with his angsty letter to Senator Obama.
2. McCain, in a moment of faux-candor (he's good at this shit) said that he wasn't proud of the position that he had previously taken on the Confederate flag being flown in SC. He had referred to it as a "state's rights" issue when, he said, he should have really opposed it all along.
So, next question, King asks him about gay marriage. His answer: it's a "state's rights" issue.
My question is, if this guy gets the R nomination, how do we stop him?