Wednesday, May 24, 2006
For all the national attention surrounding John McCain’s two highly anticipated, protest-ridden commencement speeches in New York last week, the Senator actually saved some of his best material for the crowd that gathered on Friday behind closed doors in the back of the Regency Hotel.
“One of the things I would do if I were President would be to sit the Shiites and the Sunnis down and say, ‘Stop the b...s...,’” said Mr. McCain, according to Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi, an invitee, and two other guests.
Ah... why didn't we think of that... John McCain speaks and the seas part.
"What kind of a country do we want to be?” Mr. McCain asked his audience, walking around in the middle of a horseshoe-shaped table as he proceeded to answer his own question.
He cautioned against ghettoizing immigrants, which he noted has brought about disastrous results in France, and criticized elements in his own party as “nativist” before lambasting the punditry of Rush Limbaugh, Lou Dobbs and Michael Savage for helping to “fuel the problem,” according to two of the sources.
No, John... Republicans in name only, such as yourself, are the problem. Rinos and others who ignore the will of 75% of the American people on illegal immigration are the problem.
So he appeals to the liberals in a state he has no chance of carrying? That's nice. Sometimes I think the mainstream media cozy up to McCain because they know he can be beaten. I think they know that any Republican candidate who fails to inspire the conservative base is going to lose. And McCain has angered so many of us that it might require the Democrats nominating Dennis Kucinich in order to bring the conservatives to the polls en masse, should John actually manage to get on the ticket. Yes, Dennis could do it.
"John McCain- The Lesser of Two Evils" is not a winning slogan.