Friday, April 02, 2004

Q: Why Isn't This Man POTUS?

From the Boston Hearld:

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain yesterday unleashed an attack on his own party, saying the GOP is "astray" on key issues and criticizing President Bush on the war in Iraq. "I believe my party has gone astray,'' McCain said, criticizing GOP stands on environmental and minority issues.

"I think the Democratic Party is a fine party, and I have no problems with it, in their views and their philosophy," he said. "But I also feel the Republican Party can be brought back to the principles I articulated before."

The maverick senator made the remarks at a legislative seminar hosted by U.S. Rep. Martin T. Meehan (D-Lowell) as he again ruled out running on a ticket with Democrat John F. Kerry.

The Arizona Republican took on President Bush for failing to prepare Americans for a long involvement in Iraq, saying, "You can't fly in on an aircraft carrier and declare victory and have the deaths continue. You can't do that."

McCain said the U.S. should seek more U.N. involvement in Iraq. "Many people in this room question, legitimately, whether we should have gone in or not,'' he said, adding that that debate "will be part of this presidential campaign.''

A: The Bush Slime Machine, Karl Rove, Prop.

Confidential note to John Kerry - yes, Senator McCain would be an amazingly ballsy vice presidential choice.