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Monday, February 18, 2008

Or Is It The Democrats Who Are Lucky?

McCain Endorses Hillary, Saying She Has Good Character, Honesty, Integrity:
Stephanopoulos: Back in 2005, you said, "I have no doubt that Sen. [Hillary] Clinton would make a good president."

McCain: Well, look, here’s — Sen. Clinton and I are sitting next to each other, and we’re asked, "Would she," quote, "be a good president?" She would be a good president in the respect that I think she has integrity, I think she has all of the qualities that are necessary, but she has a very different philosophical view, the liberal Democratic view, than I have, which is conservative Republican.

So when you say "good," she’s a good person. But we have strong differences in our views of government. I think she is a very good person. I think that Sen. [Barack] Obama is a good person.

Stephanopoulos: But not good presidents?

McCain: They certainly wouldn’t make the kind of president that I would be or I wouldn’t be running. You see my point? It’s not a, quote, "good." I think they would work hard. I think they would be dedicated to the things that they believe in and stand for. I just have different fundamental philosophical views than they do.

Stephanopoulos: But it sounds like you wouldn’t say the same thing today?

McCain: I would say that they would be good in the respect they’re people of good character, honesty, integrity, when you look at that. Would they be good from a governing standpoint? Certainly not what I would do for this country.
Or did he? He's not sure? I'm not sure! It apparently depends on what your definition of the word "good" is. I'm confused...

Michelle Malkin points out that he doesn't usually have the same kind, soft spoken, eloquence when it comes to his conservative "friends":
John McCain is incapable of disagreeing with strict immigration enforcement activists without lambasting their character, honesty, and integrity. We’re “nativists” and Jim Crow-style racists who should just “f**k” off. He couldn’t help sneering at former GOP rival Mitt Romney’s business experience as dishonorable and greedy. And his personal vindictiveness toward GOP Hill staffers who have opposed his positions is well-known.
November can't get here fast enough...

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