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McCain hearts Bolton

Pop Quiz, SAT-style:

McCain:Maverick::Melissa: __________

A. Tall
B. Thin
C. Blonde
D. Conservative

If you guessed either A, B, C, or D, you are correct. Because these are all things that I am not.

Like McCain is not a maverick.

McCain wants Bolton confirmed quickly (via C&L):

Sen. John McCain on Sunday urged quick confirmation for John Bolton as U.N. ambassador, saying the nominee is needed to talk back to "two-bit dictators" such as Venezuela’s president.
McCain, R-Ariz., joined lawmakers from both parties in condemning Hugo Chavez’s speech last week at the United Nations in which the Venezuelan called President Bush "the devil."
"I would say that this is an argument to get John Bolton confirmed as our U.N. ambassador," McCain said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "He’s smart, he’s tough, he will respond to these guys. And he could talk back to these two-bit dictators who have the airfare to New York."
...McCain urged Democrats to support Bolton's nomination and branded Chavez "despicable."
What a rebel, what a free-thinker, what a maverick to support the nominee that the White House desperately wants.

And what a sterling example of integrity to condemn Hugo Chavez for calling Bush the devil. Calling Bush the devil is as bad as equating Hillary Clinton with the devil, and we all know how much McCain despises Jerry Falwell, who uttered that ridiculous equivalency.

Oh, wait a second. McCain only used to hate Falwell, once referring to him "an agent of intolerance" who exerts an "evil influence" over the GOP. (Gee, that's almost as bad as calling someone the devil, too, no?) But now he fellates that evil agent in preparation for a White House bid.

If history does indeed repeat itself, I'd say Mr. Chavez is in for a happy ending with Mr. McCain.

(Crooks & Liars)

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