I’m guessing this is not the best way to rally conservatives?
After distancing himself from popular conservative radio host Bill Cunningham yesterday, Senator John McCain smacked down the 200 members of the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth… again.
The Swiftvets were upset that John Kerry lied about them to the Senate.
John McCain today defended John F. Kerry.
FOX News reported:
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“We’re aware of many of the things that 527s have done … where unlimited amounts of money can pour into negative campaigns such as we saw against John Kerry and his combat record, as we saw against (former Georgia Sen.) Max Cleland … they’re really very not accountable to anyone. At least I have to say ‘I’m John McCain and I approve this message.’”
Some critics blame his signature campaign finance reform legislation, co-sponsored with Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold, for the explosion of uncontrolled 527 groups. But, McCain said the law is not the problem and argued that 527 groups were able to sprout up as a result of loophole in a 1974 campaign finance law.
The Swiftboat Veterans for Truth asked Senator McCain to extend the same respect and courtesy that they had extended to him after he attacked them last time.
Someone may want to pass this on to Senator McCain:
Via Michelle Malkin