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Sunday, November 21

Why I respect John McCain

There are some very fundamental things I disagree with him on, but there is one fundamental thing on which we agree: personal responsibility. Or, in this case, party responsibility. McCain was on Meet The Press this morning, and he said something you just don't hear coming from the R party very much. When asked about the budget that just passed, and talking about all the little pet projects that add up to so is part of the transcript:

MR. RUSSERT: Senator, Republicans control the Senate.


MR. RUSSERT: Republicans control the House.

SEN. McCAIN: Yes, sir.

MR. RUSSERT: Republicans control the White House.

SEN. McCAIN: Yes, sir.

MR. RUSSERT: It's a Republican problem.

SEN. McCAIN: It certainly is, and we're going to have to fix it.

Aside from being my mantra for the next four years, it was so good to hear someone with an R behind his (or her) name take responsibility for their actions and the actions of their party. He also spoke out against the rule changing the House side did to allow Tom (convict without) DeLay to keep his leadership position.


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