Unfit for Command
There are two guys out there that I trust beyond all others as to their perspectives on politics. They are David Gergen who was an adviser to both Democrats and Republican Presidents. The other is Andrew Sullivan, a Republican fed up with the status quo. I surely don't agree with them all the time but I do believe they are truth tellers who don't spin with stale talking points.
Sullivan has always been an admirer of McCain but here is Sullivan today:
For me, this surreal moment - like the entire surrealism of the past ten days - is not really about Sarah Palin or Barack Obama or pigs or fish or lipstick. It's about John McCain. The one thing I always thought I knew about him is that he is a decent and honest person. When he knows, as every sane person must, that Obama did not in any conceivable sense mean that Sarah Palin is a pig, what did he do? Did he come out and say so and end this charade? Or did he acquiesce in and thereby enable the mindless Rovianism that is now the core feature of his campaign?So far, he has let us all down. My guess is he will continue to do so. And that decision, for my part, ends whatever respect I once had for him. On core moral issues, where this man knew what the right thing was, and had to pick between good and evil, he chose evil....
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