Sunday, April 09, 2006

The Straight Talk Express Today

Dan Balz has an excellent piece in today's Washington Post on being John McCain these days; he looks at McCain's week (meeting with Falwell, joining with Kennedy on immigration, holding a town hall meeting in New Hampshire) and the tensions he faces.

Balz: "The McCain of 2000 found his voice as the outsider railing against a corrupt political system in Washington. The McCain of 2006 still attacks a system dominated by lobbyists, special interests and congressional earmarks, but he now finds himself buffeted from both left and right over steps he is taking to advance both his legislative and political priorities."

It's true, he's getting roughed up something fierce. Like I said earlier in the week, I just hope he knows what he's doing. I certainly wouldn't want to be in his shoes right now.

George Will also has some thoughts on the man he calls "St. John of Arizona" and his prospects for 2008.


At 5:53 PM, Anonymous malc said...

I am sorry, but I do not trust McCain. If you cant stand for one thing, then you will nerver be able to stand for anything.

At 11:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain would do himself and the country a great favor by giving up this run for president. George Bush claimed to stand for a set of ideas...turned out he doesn't. he's about THE worse conservatiive I ever seen in action. He's everything his backers claimed McCain was back in 2000. Just about every thing McCain was accussed of from those days, Bush in fact has done. How about that?

At 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"St. John" that's funny. It was in 1999 and 2000 these same people were telling us all about St. George and what a perfect father, husband, governor, Republican, leader, just an all around great guy: perfection in the flesh...yeah that's what they said. They got a lot of nerve accussing others of blind hero worship. They been doing it for almost 6 years.


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