During the past two years we have constantly blasted Senator John McCain for failure to adhere to his basic decent instincts and readily made fun of the senator from Arizona. After the article Senator McCain wrote this weekend, we apologize because the real John McCain came though with a reflective and honest evaluation of the current political climate in this nation. There is no doubt Senator McCain will be blasted by right wing Republican fanatics such as Beck and Palin and Rush. McCain wrote: “I disagree with many of the president’s policies, but I believe he is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country’s cause. I reject accusations that his beliefs make him unworthy to lead America or be opposed to its founding ideals.” He went on to say something that Sarah Palin could never express. “Our political discourse should be more civil that it currently is, and we all, myself included, bear some responsibility for it not being so.”
We believe these are honest words from an honest heart. We doubt if most Republicans can engage in political discourse without impugning the patriotism of opponents. We suspect many Republicans will write McCain out of the party.