Sunday, July 24, 2005

No maverick. Just another shill.

I would've voted for John McCain had he won the Republican presidential candidacy in 2000. Thank god he didn't.

As the years have gone on, I've realized what a sycophantic, political opportunist Mr. McCain is. He's no maverick. He's not the guy who sticks to his guns in the name of what's right or what's fair. All of that is a media invention. The truth is far less than his image machine would allow. In reality, he'd sooner cowtow to neo-conservatives and the pseudo-Libertarians, would sooner sell his mother to the wolves if he thought it could get him enough votes with the right people, than do the right thing.

Why am I ranting about John McCain today? Because Americablog just posted this up a few hours ago and it pretty much killed any belief I may have had that John McCain is a man of integrity.

On ABC's This Week, Stephanopoulos just read the text of the Classified Information NonDisclosure Agreement that White House employees are required to sign:
"I have been advised that any breach of this Agreement may result in the termination of any security clearance I hold; removal from any position of special confidence and trust requiring such clearances; or the termination of my employment..."

Stephanopoulos: Do you believe that this agreement should be abided by?

McCain: I do, but that also implies that someone knowingly revealed...

Stephanopoulos: This covers negligent disclosures

McCain: Again I don't know what the definition of "negligent" is.

Karl Rove fucked him over in 2000 so badly that I'm amazed, honest to god AMAZED, that McCain is defending the little snake. Not only did Rove spread a whisper campaign that his adopted Bangladeshi daughter was the result of an affair with another woman (which wasn't true), the dirty tricks didn't stop there. Rumor mills pumped out lies that included: McCain's wife Cindy's drug abuse problem (she didn't have one); McCain's homosexuality (he isn't gay); McCain ratting out his fellow American prisoners in Hanoi (he didn't); his mental instability due to his torture at the hands of the Viet Cong (he wasn't unstable); that he wasn't a friend of Vietnam veterans and their interests (patently untrue).

Rove spat on his life and his kids and this guy has the nerve to apologize on his behalf, pulling a Clintonian "depends on what the definition of 'is' is" dodge, defending Turd Blossom when he knows perfectly well that Rove risked our national security for political revenge? Are you fucking serious, John?

McCain's a whore. There's just no two ways about it. Any individual that would prostitute their integrity like that for a political machine that tried to ruin your life, HAS to be getting something out of the deal. I just hope it's worth the price you're paying, Senator. 'Cause it looks pretty pathetic from here.


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