WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT-- McCAIN'S FLIP FLOP ON TORTURE OR SPITZER GOING TO SEE HOOKERS?
Eliot Spitzer isn't in this photo but John W. McCain should be
Crooks & Liars won the best political blog award today. Congratulations to John and his whole crew! Last night John called me cursing 60 Minutes because of how tamely and lamely they handled John McCain. He has the offending clip up at C&L today. I know everyone would rather gossip about Spitzer and the high-priced call girls but, for some reason I think McCain's hypocrisy is a little more newsworthy and, like important. I mean, as far as I know, Spitzer's was a victimless crime and he's not really an arch-hypocrite like David Vitter or Larry Craig, who each campaigned on a platform built on bullshit about Family Values. But we'll see what the Bush Justice Department has dug up. I suspect that, unlike Vitter or Craig, Spitzer will resign anyway. Now, speaking of whoremongers, let's get back to McCain. What's wrong with this exchange?
Q. Is waterboarding torture?
MCCAIN: Sure. Yes. Without a doubt.
Q. So the United States has been torturing POWs?
MCCAIN: Scott, we prosecuted Japanese war criminals after WWII and one of the charges brought against them for which they were convicted was that they waterboarded Americans.
On the surface, nothing is wrong. But Scott Pelley funks miserably for not asking him why he voted against the bill outlawing torture or why he's supporting Bush's veto. Gee, 60 Minutes has really fallen pretty low these days! And if you really need a Spitzer fix, may I suggest a great piece Jane has up at FDL?