Sunday, August 17, 2008

Dictionary Definition of Pandering

This story cracked me up so much I decided to give it its own post. It's a great illustration of how John McCain has become a pandering blockhead -- a maverick no more (unless you consider a maverick to be someone who will do or say anything to get elected). The really silly (scary?) thing here is the way he once again demonstrates that he has no memory of the past. But just because he can't find an on-ramp to the Internet doesn't mean the rest of us can't check on his record.
One of the questions in the Saddleback forum last night was which current Supreme Court Justice would not have nominated. McCain, predictably, in an effort to prove how conservative he really is, listed these four:
Justice Ginsburg, Justice Breyer, Justice Souter, Justice Stevens.
But here is the funny part.

McCain voted to confirm three of them: Ginsburg, Breyer, and Souter.

And the only reason Stevens did not receive his vote was because Stevens was a Justice before McCain became a Senator.
It's too bad we don't have an intelligent, independent media to report on these kinds of things (well, when McCain does them, anyway -- the compliant press is all over every stupid little talking point the GOP puts out there about Obama).

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