Monday, June 26, 2006


McCain Still Not A Maverick, Sky Still Blue

For a media-proclaimed "maverick," John McCain sure does go along with a lot of things just because everyone else is.

In a brief interview with EDGE, U.S. Sen. John McCain, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2008, said he supports the current policy banning gays from serving openly in the military.

"All the senior members of the military say that it's working," McCain told EDGE. "I hold the same position." He replied, "No," when asked if he would vote for Massachusetts Congressman Marty Meehan's bill to repeal the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.

And before that...

In December 199 [sic] McCain told the Boston Herald he supported the policy, saying, "I support the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy because Gen. Colin Powell, Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf, all of the military leaders that I respect and admire came up with this policy, They thought it was the best way to address a very difficult problem within our military."

And apparently, the best way to handle a "very difficult problem within our military" is to spend $364 million over ten years in order to kick people out of their jobs because of who they love, especially those who are really, really needed. But hey, McCain's friends really like it, and I'm sure they're all doing the right thing, even if they're jumping off of a bridge.

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