Cutting Through The Crap

Monday, January 17, 2011

Give The Man Credit


Good for John McCain. Unlike his choice for veep, he was able to take a moment to reflect:

...the Arizona Republican this weekend called Obama a "patriot" intent on using his presidency to "advance our country's cause" and rejected accusations – many coming from members of his own party and the tea party movement – "that his policies and beliefs make him unworthy to lead America."

McCain made his comments in an article he wrote for the Washington Post opinion page, posted on Saturday, in which he praised Obama for giving a "terrific speech" in Tucson at a tribute for victims of the shooting spree that took place there a week ago.

McCain said that Obama had "comforted and inspired the country" and performed an important service by encouraging "every American who participates in our political debates - whether we are on the left or right or in the media - to aspire to a more generous appreciation of one another and a more modest one of ourselves."

"Our political discourse should be more civil than it currently is, and we all, myself included, bear some responsibility for it not being so," McCain said.

Too bad Sarah couldn't bring herself to say something like that. Although if she had, her supporters would have dumped her like last week's teabag.

2 comments:

Chuck Sigars said...

No kidding.

Sam Spade said...

Ain't that something? That was admirable of him. I remember him being downright reasonable in many ways around the time of his primary battle against Bush (very hawkish from where I stand however). I imagine that pandering to the Tea Party takes its toll on a man. Anyway, my hat is off.