May 23, 2006
Arizona Senator John McCain continued his quest to shore up his credentials as a Conservative Republican this past weekend by heading into the dragons den…namely by addressing the commencement ceremony at the New School and later and Columbia’s Class Day in New York City . Later that same weekend he traveled to the Reverend Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University in Lynchburg, Tenn. to address that school’s commencement. In all three places he gave essentially the same speech, one designed to show Conservatives that he was one us. Well, I for one don’t buy it.
For those of us who supported then Governor George W. Bush for President in the 2000 elections it is easy to recognize John McCain’s new ‘Conservative’ outlook as not so much the tiger changing his stripes, but simply re-arranging them to suit his needs. In 2000, he was a moderate, if not liberal Republican maverick, hoping to give Democrats an alternative to the scandal ridden Clinton Administration