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Saturday, May 31, 2008

The John McCain Short List

Some talking points you may want to have in mind in case your Republican friend starts to argue with you:

  • McCain said, "I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned."
  • He voted against the children's health care bill last year, then defended Bush's veto of the bill.
  • The pastor McCain calls his "spiritual guide," Rod Parsley, believes America's founding mission is to destroy Islam.
  • John McCain voted against establishing a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • While claiming he is opposed to torture during his campaigh, McCain voted against a bill to ban waterboarding, and then applauded President Bush for vetoing that ban.
  • He's one of the richest people in a Senate filled with millionaires.
  • McCain, the owner of 8 homes, said the solution to the housing crisis is for people facing foreclosure to get a "second job"
  • Senator Thad Cochran, a Republican said of McCain: "The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine."
  • McCain's campaign manager and top advisers are professional lobbyists, he has 59 lobbyists raising money for his campaign.


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