October 9th, 2008

More of the same

Lincoln Chafee on John McCain

Lincoln Chafee is a former Republican Senator from Rhode Island.  One of the things I like about Chafee is his willingness to stand up for what is right for the people of Rhode Island - for example, he stood up to BushCo and voted against things that all the other Republicans were falling in line and voting for.  (As an aside, Chafee no longer considers himself a Republican.  Now he's an independent.)

He is quoted in Rolling Stone talking about McCain:

"John has made a pact with the devil," says Lincoln Chafee, the former GOP senator, who has been appalled at his one-time colleague's readiness to sacrifice principle for power. Chafee and McCain were the only Republicans to vote against the Bush tax cuts. They locked arms in opposition to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. And they worked together in the "Gang of 14," which blocked some of Bush's worst judges from the federal bench.

"On all three — sadly, sadly, sadly — McCain has flip-flopped," Chafee says. And forget all the "Country First" sloganeering, he adds. "McCain is putting himself first. He's putting himself first in blinking neon lights."