Saturday, March 8, 2008

Will The Real John McCain Please Stand Up?

Dear Senator McCain,

Today, President Bush vetoed legislation that would ban waterboarding (as well as beating, electrocuting, burning, using dogs and many of the other heinous acts that haunt us from Abu Ghraib). If there is any public figure - especially one who may be our next Commander in Chief - who should be outraged, it is you. And yet, you say nothing. I must ask you, sir: where are your principles?

Let's face it. Senator McCain's never going to read this blog. But to those of you who do see this: please say something. Write the McCain campaign (by snail mail: John McCain 2008, P.O. Box 16118 Arlington, VA 22215). Push him to be the good and honest man he is. Because the man who stands idly by and supports legislation that makes this nation look no better than the one that held him captive for five years is the biggest flip-flopper in the history of American politics. I considered voting for John McCain eight years ago. I'd have considered voting for him this year. He's intelligent. Well spoken. Brave. Committed. But now, not a chance. Not unless the stunning young man in the photo above with the impeccable moral sensibilities to match returns. Honestly, for all the worrying that John McCain is too old for the Presidency because he might die in the Oval Office, I'm more worried that the man so many of us admired is already dead.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

John McCain is the epitome of what it wrong with the Republican party. Their motto should be, "Do as I say, not as I do." If McCain will not come out against something that is clearly wrong because he worries about distancing himself even further from the radical right, then he is not fit for the office of president. Straight talk express!? How about flip-flop freeway.