Sun, 04 Feb 2007 23:35:00
McCain is this election season’s flip-flopper
McCain in 2000: Your campaign ads are distorting my record!”
McCain in 2004: “Your ads are dishonest and dishonerable!”
McCain in 2007: “Hey, umm, you guys that screwed me and Kerry to the wall? Wanna come work for me so we can do it to Giuliani?”
In 2000, Mr. McCain, Republican of Arizona, said the advertisements run against him by George W. Bush, then the governor of Texas, distorted his record. But he has hired three members of the team that made those commercials — Mark McKinnon, Russell Schriefer and Stuart Stevens — to work on his presidential campaign.
In 2004, Mr. McCain said the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth advertisement asserting that Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts had not properly earned his medals from the Vietnam War was “dishonest and dishonorable.” Nonetheless, he has hired the firm that made the spots, Stevens Reed Curcio & Potholm, which worked on his 2000 campaign, to work for him again this year.
I think by now a lot of folks are seeing right through the facade of John McCain. If only he did.