The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Thursday, August 25, 2005

McCain sabotages himself. Again!

Wow. McCain just keeps throwing cold water on his own presidential aspirations. After building a reputation for being all about straight talk and integrity-- and being torpedoed in 2000 by Rove's dirty tricks-- the right-wing's least favorite Republican has decided to march to Bush's beat.

The problem McCain could face with conservatives became evident earlier this month when the Arizona Republican Assembly, a conservative Mesa-based group, voted to censure him for what it called "dereliction of his duties and responsibilities as a representative of the citizens of Arizona." . . .

As the Gallup Poll noted, McCain has a generally consistent conservative voting record but forged a national reputation after a series of notable breaks with fellow Republicans.
On Tuesday, though, he sided with the president on two issues that have made headlines recently: teaching intelligent design in schools and Cindy Sheehan, the grieving mother who has come to personify the anti-war movement.

Sheesh. The right views McCain as a traitor, the left sees him as a craven sellout. Who does he think is going to vote for him?