And sometimes I can’t believe my own eyes. WashPost::
CINCINNATI — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called for sweeping educational reforms today in a speech before the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, an association which he said “means more to me than any other,” despite his historic opposition to many of its policies.
McCain, who has received an F grade from the NAACP for his votes in each of the past four Congresses, acknowledged that he might not win the votes of the group’s members in his race against Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill. McCain skipped the NAACP’s convention last year — he apologized for that today, saying he “was a bit distracted at the time dealing with what reporters uncharitably described as an implosion in my campaign” — and in 1996 he advised then-GOP Sen. Robert J. Dole of Kansas not to attend it on the grounds that he would face a hostile audience. Today, accompanied by Maryland’s former lieutenant governor Michael Steele, who is African American, McCain said he would seek the organization’s support for his presidential bid.
That’s right. John McCain apparently believes that the past doesn’t matter. We all get a clean slate any time we ask for it. To forgive is divine; to forget is even better.
In that spirit, although I have spent the last eight years saying terrible things about them and doing everything in my power to bring about their defeat and stop their programs, and although I have written negative things about them almost daily for the past three years, I am going to ask George Bush and Dick Cheney to endorse my blog.
Their support would mean more to me than anyone else’s, despite my historic opposition to many of their policies.
Anyone have a problem with that?
(Apologies to Will Rogers, who never met Dick Cheney)