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Friday, February 22, 2008

A Few Words on the Times-McCain Debacle

No single person- no politician, no reporter, no commentator, no blogger- can feasibly argue John McCain is a man without character, because, if there is just one thing he has left in this race, it's his character. McCain created a finance law that, political opinions aside, attempted to limit monetary influence and corruption in the very institute he was a part of. To do that, to take heat both publicly and privately from both side of the aisle and fight corruption against the very men you know bring it to this world, shows both the character and the balls this guy has.
John McCain has long been called a moderate, a maverick. He has been shot down, stood up and ravaged by his own party. He has been politically thrown out by the far right, but never, until now, has a shot been taken on his character.

Claiming John McCain is a man without character is like claiming a toddler is a pimp.

That's all I've got.


charter member said...

Although the NYT's slimed McCain I do not believe they came out and claimed he does not have character.

It does seem that's all you got - a baseless claim with no proof? Can you re-print the section of the actual article that claims John McCain does not have character?

Will Conway said...

"In the years that followed, he reinvented himself as the scourge of special interests, a crusader for stricter ethics and campaign finance rules, a man of honor chastened by a brush with shame.

But the concerns about Mr. McCain’s relationship with Ms. Iseman underscored an enduring paradox of his post-Keating career. Even as he has vowed to hold himself to the highest ethical standards, his confidence in his own integrity has sometimes seemed to blind him to potentially embarrassing conflicts of interest."

Does that suffice?

Will Conway said...

the whole middle section of the article refers to the paradox that is McCain's character.

charter member said...

Does not suffice.

Will Conway said...

they can't come out and claim McCain doesn't have character. A front page article alleging cheated on his wife and slept with a woman twenty years his junior does the trick. Don't be stubborn.

Will Conway said...

*he cheated on his wife... my fault