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posted at 10:40 pm on February 28, 2008 by Allahpundit

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The guy’s a genius.

hillbillyjim on February 29, 2008 at 2:54 AM

McCain in a Glass House by George Will

In 2001, McCain, a situational ethicist regarding “big money” in politics, founded the Reform Institute to lobby for his agenda of campaign restrictions. It accepted large contributions, some of six figures, from corporations with business before the Commerce Committee (e.g., Echosphere, DISH Network, Cablevision Systems Corp., a charity funded by the head of Univision). The Reform Institute’s leadership included Potter and two others who are senior advisers in McCain’s campaign, Rick Davis and Carla Eudy.

Although his campaign is run by lobbyists; and although his dealings with lobbyists have generated what he, when judging the behavior of others, calls corrupt appearances; and although he has profited from his manipulation of the taxpayer-funding system that is celebrated by reformers — still, he probably is innocent of insincerity. Such is his towering moral vanity, he seems sincerely to consider it theoretically impossible for him to commit the offenses of appearances that he incessantly ascribes to others.

Such certitude is, however, not merely an unattractive trait. It is disturbing righteousness in someone grasping for presidential powers.

MB4 on February 29, 2008 at 3:18 AM

….it is almost certain that the next el Presidente will suck.
MB4 on February 29, 2008 at 2:28 AM

We don’t often agree completely, but you are absolutely correct on that one.

Barring a miracle from God (literally), anyway.

LegendHasIt on February 29, 2008 at 3:19 AM

He could go with that, but maybe he should save that one for later when he needs it even more.

MB4 on February 29, 2008 at 2:50 AM

SNL?

Kini on February 29, 2008 at 3:31 AM

Don’t you think Molly is beautiful?

saved on February 29, 2008 at 7:00 AM

I love Molly! McCain finally tell it straight on the Straight Talk Express!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

flytier on February 29, 2008 at 7:10 AM

If the guy keeps telling the truth, it might get a little easier to cast a vote for him.

malan89 on February 29, 2008 at 7:47 AM

—”proud conservative/liberal Republican.”
Truth will out.

leanright on February 29, 2008 at 8:01 AM

Hey – for once the Straight Talk Express actually talked straight.

Mercutio on February 29, 2008 at 8:03 AM

Sorry, should have acknowledged Shakespear’s The Merchant of Venice quote.

leanright on February 29, 2008 at 8:09 AM

The proud liberal Republican will lead a “dispirited” debate. I heard him say that, right?

sheesh on February 29, 2008 at 8:15 AM

Oh, lord. Be quiet for a bit, John, and let the NYT drive me into your corner for you.

joewm315 on February 28, 2008 at 10:56 PM

Yup.

Ex-tex on February 29, 2008 at 8:39 AM

Barring a miracle from God (literally), anyway.

LegendHasIt on February 29, 2008 at 3:19 AM

I, for one, am praying everyday for one… it could happen.

stenwin77 on February 29, 2008 at 8:52 AM

One of many senior moments to look forward to.

Kini on February 28, 2008 at 11:19 PM

POST OF THE DAY -RIGHT THERE MY FRIENDS !

stenwin77 on February 29, 2008 at 9:00 AM

Is Molly beautiful? Who of FNN is ugly?

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on February 29, 2008 at 9:03 AM

We negotiate for a VP in keeping with our values to be Pres. after him in exchange for our support.

In the face of no available Conservative Ross Perot we leverage, leverage, leverage.

Speakup on February 28, 2008 at 11:42 PM

Don’t hold your breath on that. I bet it will be Joe Lieberman.

stenwin77 on February 29, 2008 at 9:04 AM

Yeah. Clinton says ( BILL CLINTON ) “Vote for me” and doesnt even correct himself when speaking during a fundraiser for Hitlery.

McCain jumbles up his words but at least knows to correct himself. This will make for some funny soundbites, but really don’t see the big deal here.

tx2654 on February 29, 2008 at 9:06 AM

Does this mean you would rather have BO or HRC? I’m really not trying to be snarky. I promise. I am so curious about this stance of not voting for McCain. I want to know if everyone that says they will not vote for McCain would rather have the Dem. No one’s answered me yet, but I have hope!

shibumiglass on February 28, 2008 at 11:50 PM

Speaking for meself, I will vote for McCain if he kicks JUAN HERNANDEZ off his campaign, promises to pardon Ramos & Compeon, and puts a REAL CONSERVATIVE on the ticket. I will vote for him then. If two of the three, maybe I’ll vote for him. Just one, depends on which one.

Otherwise, I’m writing in or voting for the Constitution Party’s candidate.

I just think that Obama will win this and we’re (the Republicans) going to have to go through a purging (of moderate/liberals) phase, a rebuilding. A painful process, for sure.

stenwin77 on February 29, 2008 at 9:09 AM

This is our Republican nominee???

We passed up Mitt Romney for this???

Prepare yourself for 4 bad years of Obama or Clinton in the White House.

Planet Boulder on February 29, 2008 at 9:11 AM

John McCain needs our support. Suck it up and give it to him.

winemkr on February 29, 2008 at 2:23 AM

We might have to vote for him, but support??? nah.

I want to but JUAN HERNANDEZ keeps getting in my way.

stenwin77 on February 29, 2008 at 9:16 AM

This is our Republican nominee???

We passed up Mitt Romney for this???

Prepare yourself for 4 bad years of Obama or Clinton in the White House.

Planet Boulder on February 29, 2008 at 9:11 AM

And if McCain hadn’t lied about what Mitt said right before the Fl primary, McAarp wouldn’t be the nominee.

(praying for a miricle.)

stenwin77 on February 29, 2008 at 9:21 AM

I LOL’d big time on this. The truth finally comes out, and from the horse’s mouth itself. In all reality, though… I will support McCain over the “other side” any day of the week. He definitely has some liberal viewpoints that don’t belong in the GOP, but overall (despite his age) he is a strong candidate that I can see myself getting behind.

BackseatDriver on February 29, 2008 at 9:26 AM

I think that would have to be labeled a true Freudian slip.

OldNuc on February 29, 2008 at 10:06 AM

Good God!
How could we have nominated this loser?
He’s got the charisma of Steve Forbes, the good looks of Herman Munster, the ethics of Jack Murtha, the spine of Lindsey Graham, the voting record of Harry Reid, and the communication skills of George W Bush!

Oh, I forgot. He was a war hero 40 years ago.

Somebody put me to sleep for the next eight years. We have no hope!

edgehead on February 29, 2008 at 10:07 AM

A vision of Sigmund Freud standing there in his women’s undergarment,colored pink, smoking a big cigar just came to my mind….

CynicalOptimist on February 29, 2008 at 10:16 AM

Well at least he’s a little closer to Step 1 — overcoming denial is the hardest part.

Numenorean on February 29, 2008 at 10:18 AM

Don’t you think Molly is beautiful?

saved on February 29, 2008 at 7:00 AM

Yepper! Molly is a peach!!!

jimbo2008 on February 29, 2008 at 10:27 AM

Nope, Sparky…you had it right the FIRST time.

Schmuck.

tickleddragon on February 29, 2008 at 10:42 AM

From the horse’s mouth…of a horse’s a$$.

tickleddragon on February 29, 2008 at 10:44 AM

This is our Republican nominee???

We passed up Mitt Romney for this???

Prepare yourself for 4 bad years of Obama or Clinton in the White House.

Planet Boulder on February 29, 2008 at 9:11 AM

Romney is yesterdays news, get over it.
Bobby Jindal is the new Romney.

Chakra Hammer on February 29, 2008 at 5:52 PM

“The proud liberal Republican will lead a “dispirited” debate. I heard him say that, right?” – sheesh

Yes, he then quickly followed it up with “spirited”. Two bloopers in one sentence. Great.

Edgehead summed it up perfectly. Somebody needs to preserve this quote on a blogsite:

“He’s got the charisma of Steve Forbes, the good looks of Herman Munster, the ethics of Jack Murtha, the spine of Lindsey Graham, the voting record of Harry Reid, and the communication skills of George W Bush!”

Amen, brudder.

“Oh, I forgot. He was a war hero 40 years ago.”

You know what I keep thinking, every time I read that? I think, during the Vietnam War, there were those who were shot down or got separated from their unit and bravely fought their way back to friendly lines, probably existing on bugs and roots and living in a perpetual state of mortal fear every inch of the way.

I wonder what those people think when they see the word “hero” by some loser who was caught.

Dr. Mercury on February 29, 2008 at 6:39 PM

he made me laugh. i think he managed well with that “easy there”. nobody should attack him for that.
he’s working hard to be the nominee of the whole republican party (disclosure: i would have rather had mitt as nominee).

aso on February 29, 2008 at 7:13 PM

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