Boy, that didn’t take long. Since the Bush waterboy launched his Straight Talk America site to gear up for 2008, it was only a matter of time before he started bed hopping with the AmTaliban to lock up that vote. Rev. Tinkywinky’s at the head of the line.

The religious extremists in his party questioned his credentials the last time around, and sat back smirking while the Chimp campaign destroyed him (and his family) in SC. He isn’t about to make that mistake again. What a shameless tool. (

Sen. John McCain is taking action to make it hard for conservatives to write him off in the 2008 presidential race. His office confirms that the maverick moderate recently met with the Rev. Jerry Falwell, a conservative icon who is influential with voters on the right. Also, as McCain prepares a campaign-style trip to South Carolina, critical in the 2008 GOP primaries, a key ally is putting himself in the good graces of conservatives. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is winning kudos from conservatives for backing Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, raising his stature in the state and maybe even making his 2008 endorsement the key to victory. And should McCain win the state that derailed his 2000 bid, Graham would vault to the top of the veep list, say insiders.

Actually, McCain starting shifting over to the dark side of his party a while ago, shilling for a marriage amendment in Arizona…

McCain and Protect Marriage Arizona chair Lynn Stanley smile with glee in support of the petitions in support of the gay-bashing amendment.

To preserve and protect marriage in this state, only a union between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage by this state or its political subdivisions and no legal status for unmarried persons shall be created or recognized by this state or its political subdivisions that is similar to that of marriage. — language of AZ’s amendment

“I believe that the institution of marriage should be reserved for the union of one man and one woman, said Sen. McCain. The Protect Marriage Arizona Amendment would allow the people of Arizona to decide on the definition of marriage in our state. I wholeheartedly support the Protect Marriage Arizona Amendment and I hope that the voters in Arizona choose to support it as well.”

— John McCain

Lynn Stanley of Protect Marriage Arizona just about had an orgasm over his support.

I met with Sen. John McCain at his Phoenix office today along with several members of the Protect Marriage Arizona coalition to receive his endorsement of the amendment. At the meeting Sen. McCain presented a petition to PMA chair Lynn Stanley with his signature and the signatures of others. Sen. McCain then signed the back of the petition as a petition circulator. He also issued a strong statement of support for marriage as the union of a man and a woman and urged Arizonans to support PMA in a press release issued this afternoon by PMA. While we and other conservatives have had some public differences with Sen. McCain in recent years, we are thrilled to have his endorsement for the state marriage amendment.

Between this nonsense and his endorsement of intelligent design, he’s well on his way toward satisfying his new masters.


I particularly love the bit about Lindsey Graham in that piece. What a pairing he would make with McCain. I can’t wait to repeatedly bring items like this up about the Senator from South Carolina — from a Blend post in March…
The senator from SC is still sore over Lincoln freeing the slaves. (Raw Story):

“We don’t do Lincoln Day Dinners in South Carolina,” Senator Graham told a Lincoln Day gathering in Tennessee Saturday. “It’s nothing personal, but it takes awhile to get over things.”

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