Feel That McCain & Bush Love
Arianna Huffington recounts a conversation she had with John and Cindy McCain.
At a dinner party in Los Angeles not long after the 2000 election, I was talking to a man and his wife, both prominent Republicans. The conversation soon turned to the new president. "I didn't vote for George Bush" the man confessed. "I didn't either," his wife added. Their names: John and Cindy McCain (Cindy told me she had cast a write-in vote for her husband).
McCain's campaign staff denies the conversation. Huffington defends herself by going throgh the Straight Talkers history of denying things he actually said.
Bush Swift-boated McCain in 2000, with the infamous black baby mailers sent out in South Carolina. Conspiracy theorist and Vietnam veteran went onstage with Bush to claim that John McCain knowingly left POWs in Vietnam. So I say McCain had good reason for not voting for Bush.
The 2008 McCain model has embraced Bush and will not talk about the attacks used by the Bush campaign. The maverick told Amy Goodman has has a "good, friendly relationship" with Bush. The Maverick wants to be President so badly that he will align himself with a man he loathes.