Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was on Meet the Press today, and when the topic of his 2008 running mate Sarah Palin's resignation as Alaska governor came up. McCain defended Palin, and claimed that she didn't quit. He said, "Oh, I don't think she quit. I think she changed her priorities." He also said that Palin didn't break a promise to her supporters by resigning.
This morning on MSNBC's Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough added his name to the growing list of conservatives who are criticizing John McCain and other Republicans for calling for action in Iran. Scarborough said that critics of Obama like Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain are living in an alternative universe.
Sen. John McCain kept up his call for US action in Iran today, while on CBS' Face the Nation. McCain continued to criticize Obama's approach to the violence in Iran, but when pushed he admitted that the United States has few options when it comes to dealing with regime. McCain justified meddling in Iran on the principle of freedom.
As the violence in Iran intensifies and lingers into a week, some Republicans are blasting the neo-cons within their own party who are calling for the US to intervene and take action. Today on MSNBC, Pat Buchanan called John McCain's comments hot headed, and irresponsible. He said that, "Obama is dead right on."
Republicans have been known to reinvent history while glorifying Ronald Reagan, but Sen. John McCain took it to a whole new level last night on FNC's Hannity. McCain was trying to criticize Obama when he gave Reagan credit for the Prague Spring of 1968, while ignoring that Reagan wasn't a national political figure then.
2008 Republican nominee, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) once again demonstrated his itchy trigger finger today by calling for US action against Iran due to the dubious outcome of their recent presidential election. While appearing on Fox News, McCain said, "It really is a sham that they've pulled off, and I hope that we will act."
There is something interesting in the latest CNN/Opinion Research poll. Beyond finding that there is no current GOP favorite for the 2012 nomination, the poll also contained favorability ratings for notable national Republicans at the top of the list were moderates Colin Powell and John McCain. At the bottom were Rush Limbaugh and Michael Steele.
Today President Obama put out a statement stressing that military tribunals are going to be the method of trial for some GITMO detainees. However, he announced that his administration is reforming the process to give detainees more legal rights, and to make sure that the prosecutions are legitimate.
Rush Limbaugh's hatred of all things McCain now extends to 97 year old Roberta McCain. After McCain's mom said on The Tonight Show that Rush's GOP doesn't represent her, Limbaugh fired back by saying her Republican Party gets shellacked in election after election, but don't they both belong to the same party?
Rush Limbaugh responded to the Obama administration's release of the four OLC torture memos by, not only defending torture, but by using Sen. John McCain as an example that torture works. He claimed that the North Vietnamese broke McCain, but according to McCain, this isn't true.
John McCain was on Meet the Press today, and he gave an interesting answer when he was asked about supporting Sarah Palin for 2012. He only said that Palin should compete, and talked about all the good candidates the GOP has for 2012. He gave a let's wait and see answer to supporting Palin.
Today, in his "Twitterview" with George Stephanopoulos Sen.
While appearing on CNN's State of the Union, Republican Senator and 2008 party nominee, John McCain
Senator John McCain was on Fox News's Fox and Friends today.
Title:A Long Time Coming
Author: Evan Thomas with the Newsweek staff
2008 presidential campaign rival Sen. John McCain and one of his closest supporters Sen.
In a bit political symmetry, John McCain put out a statement today, endorsing the Democratic governor of his home state of Arizona, Janet Napolitano to be Barack Obama's head of the Department of Homeland Security.
As John McCain prepares to stump for Sen. Saxby Chambliss today, ahead of the US Senate runoff in Georgia, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released an ad that uses McCain's past criticism of Chambliss against him.
The infamous ad that Chambliss ran against then Sen. Max Cleland in 2002, question the triple amputee, Vietnam War hero's patriotism by linking him to Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden.
Here is the original ad: