Even McCain’s biographer turns away
Elizabeth Drew, author of 2002′s ‘Citizen McCain’, a glowing tribute to a ‘principled, honorable man of conscience’, has left the Straight Talk Express, as it careens off Ambition’s Highway:
Drew has joined a lengthening list of former McCain supporters and hero worshippers who have awakened to this ambitious man’s shift to the hard right as he panders his way to the White House.
That’s the script anyway.
Although who could forget McCain and Bush cutting birthday cake so happily together as New Orleans drowned, just two Republican buddies livin’ large knowing that the 2008 fix would be in and the Bush Doctrine – whatever version you prefer – would roll merrily along while Bush kicked back on his porch in Paraguay.
And that’s my fret – that no one’s approbation, change of heart, or vote matters because it’s “in the bag” as George said to Jeb 8 years ago. Then, SCOTUS informed us that it was, and now in 2008, the US citizenry are left holding it once again. But this time, it’s quite empty – like John McCain’s vacant conscience and Wall Street’s long-compromised integrity.