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Wednesday, May 19, 2004

McCain Mutiny, Part II

From CNN:
The exchange started when a reporter asked: "Can I combine a two issues, Iraq and taxes? I heard a speech from John McCain the other day..."

Hastert: "Who?"

Reporter: "John McCain."

Hastert: "Where's he from?"

Reporter: "He's a Republican from Arizona."

Hastert: "A Republican?"

Amid nervous laughter, the reporter continued with his question: "Anyway, his observation was never before when we've been at war have we been worrying about cutting taxes and his question was, 'Where's the sacrifice?' "

Hastert: "If you want to see the sacrifice, John McCain ought to visit our young men and women at Walter Reed and Bethesda. There's the sacrifice in this country. We're trying to make sure they have the ability to fight this war, that they have the wherewithal to be able to do it. And, at the same time, we have to react to keep this country strong."
For the ultimate figurehead nonentity chickenhawk (sorry, George) to be trying to mock the former POW and star Republican McCain is ludicrous. I couldn't find an article about it through google, and apparently McCain didn't bring it up in his response, but I'd still bet money that McCain has been to Walter Reed and Bethesda.

Bush and Hastert are wrong on EVERYTHING; McCain was and is wrong about the war in Iraq, but he's right about campaign finance reform, right about global warming, and right to point out the reckless fiscal irresponsibility of his Repuglican colleagues. As I said yesterday, I just don't get why he's still loyal to a party that obviously can't stand him.