Tuesday, February 27, 2007

McCain Loses His Way

Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) "Straight Talk Express" seems to have gotten lost by taking a sharp turn to the Right while swerving blindly behind the defecating Bush elephant.

Columnist Maureen Dowd gives you a glimpse of McCain's bumpy presidential campaign journey in "A Cat Without Whiskers."

She relates how after a speech at a recent business luncheon McCain got this cheeky inquiry, "I've seen in the press where in your run for the presidency, you've been sucking up to the religious right.... I was just wondering how soon do you predict a Republican candidate for president will start sucking up to the old Rockefeller wing of the Republican Party."

The old McCain.... well, the old McCain wouldn't have been asked this question because he wouldn't have been anywhere near the Falwell "Winky Dinky is Gay" religious right. So, the new McCain answered in probably the only way he now can.... "I'm probably going to get in trouble, but what's wrong with sucking up to everybody?"

What's wrong?

No. He's not going to get in trouble, he is in trouble, having lost his moral compass.... the sound he hears is an alarmed voting public fleeing his out-of-control express as it hurls its way to political-pandering oblivion.

Dowd sadly sums up this new McCain, "Sometimes I miss John McCain, even when I'm with him"

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