Wednesday, February 14, 2007

More symptoms of McCain's disease

For example, the sufferer begins to bend over backwards to please others. Example: blue-state Republican governors and mayors trying to woo the religious right wing. Uh, guys? That one's gonna be tough:

As recently as 2002, when he was running for governor against Shannon OBrien, who supports abortion rights, Republican contender Mitt Romney told Massachusetts voters, "I will preserve and protect a woman's right to choose."

Romney's running mate said that "there isn't a dime of difference between Mitt Romney's position on choice and Shannon O'Brien('s)."

But Tuesday, in announcing that he was running for president, Romney said, "I believe in the sanctity of human life."

He was for abortion rights before he was against it, in other words.

Let's not get started on Rudy, 'kay?

Even Giuliani has started to imply that he would support judges who might not share his views on abortion.

"I would appoint judges that interpreted the Constitution rather than invented it, understood the difference between being a judge and being a legislator," Giuliani said recently on the Fox News Channel.'s that old "legislate from the bench" meme again. Yet another symptom of McCain's disease--the sufferer becomes boring to listen to.

Meanwhile, Jane Swift, Romney's predecessor as governor of the wingnuts' favorite blue-state enclave, has come out in vocal, outspoken support of John McCain.