Wednesday, September 17, 2008

AP Exclusive: Two-Faced McCain

The AP's Glen Johnson ripped John McCain apart today for his flip-flopping, lying and dishonest ways. Of course that is as much an exclusive as McCain is a maverick. Nevertheless, I am glad to see the AP catch up with the rest of us that have seen McCain's true colors all along. I must say though, Johnson uses a good brush to paint McCain for who he really is.

From the AP:

VIENNA, Ohio (AP) — John McCain embraces and expels Washington like an accordion player belting out a song.

Squeeze in and he touts his vast knowledge of the capital city. Draw out and he casts himself a reformer bent on changing its ways.

It's a remarkable dichotomy echoed throughout the Republican establishment, as a party that's held the White House for the past eight years tries to retain its grip in what has shaped up as a change election.

None other than the current president's brother has shown the GOP's willingness to deny the past as it looks to the future.

Yeah, Jeb is just the right guy to advocate for a reformer. Who's his brother again? Mm hmm.

Oh and it gets so much better:

This time around, though, McCain is projecting a dual image: the outside insider. A 25-year veteran of the House and Senate, a white man like all the rest of the country's presidents to date, McCain is trying to fend off a 44-year-old, first-term senator angling to become the first black to reach the Oval Office.

It's prompted almost melodic speechmaking and statements.

Squeeze in, and he's the new capital tour guide for his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

"I can't wait to introduce her to Washington, D.C. I can't wait," he said to cheers Monday in Jacksonville.

Draw out, and he's never set foot in the city himself.

Yeah, McCain has been there for what seems like forever. Now it is about time for him to step out. With the right amount of work and dedication, he'll still be a Senator after election day. Then in two years we'll get the right candidate to challenge his Senate seat in Arizona....then he'll be done for good. Perhaps he can play the accordion for real when he's permanently retired to his ranch in Sedona, because America is sick of his tune in Washington.