Sunday, March 9, 2008

John McConundrum

President Bush vetoed the Congressional ban on waterboarding recently. According to this blurb from the Free Internet Press, which I've copied and pasted:

The issue also has potential ramifications for Republican presidential nominee John McCain (R-Arizona), a longtime critic of coercive interrogation tactics who nonetheless backed the Bush administration in opposing the CIA waterboarding ban. The Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (New York) and Barack Obama (Illinois), both support the ban, though neither was present for last month's Senate vote for the bill that Bush is to veto.
I've been using a lot of either/or dichotomies lately - more than what is personally comfortable - anyhow, what is the deal with Senator McCain? On the surface, it seems John McCain is either...

1. Turning into Bush, or

2. Pretending to turn into Bush to appease all the Bushies so that he might possibly have a solid Republican base (which is currently stinging from a divisive primary season) in November.

Okay, I scratched the conjectural surface for the second item on the list.

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