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McCain Redeems Himself

Sunday, December 14th 1:00pm Dear Diary, After watching John McCain’s interview with George Stephanopoulos, I have a newfound respect for the man. He made some very insightful comments concerning Barack’s ties to Blagojevich and the role of the Republican Party. McCain not only reproached Republicans for putting such a huge focus on Barack’s relationship (however tenuous) to Blagojevich, he also brought up how unproductive it is for the Republicans to concentrate on this issue when there are a host of more important issues to confront. I have to applaud him for these comments, and for continuing to put his faith in Barack after losing the election to him. In McCain’s words:
“In all due respect to the Republican National Committee and anybody – right now, I think we should try to be working constructively together, not only on an issue such as this, but on the economy stimulus package, reforms that are necessary. And so, I don’t know all the details of the relationship between President-elect Obama’s campaign or his people and the governor of Illionois, but I have some confidence that all the information will come out. It always does, it seems to me.”
Very admirable of McCain. Of course, it’s true. But for him to come out and defend Barack shows that he’s really taken the high road with this election. He could have just gone back to Arizona and wallowed in self-pity (though that’s really not McCain’s style). But instead, he comes out to say what needs to be said, and is honest and selfless in doing so. I have to admit, while McCain did vote with Bush 90% of the time, when he did come out against his party’s platform, I felt like he prioritized what’s right above partisan politics. And anyone in the Senate has to respect another Congressman who puts what’s right above party politics. And while I certainly don’t agree with McCain on most issues, I feel that he’s finally got it right. Perhaps all of that bad publicity and public criticism during his campaign season and reformed the man… Until next time, Joe the Veep