An absolutely astounding exchange:
MR. GOLER: In 2000, sir, you said yes. You have since called that one of your worst examples of political cowardice. That flag is still flying in front of the Statehouse. Should it come down?
SEN. MCCAIN: It is not flying on top of capitol. It is flying at the —
MR. GOLER: It is flying in front of the Statehouse, sir.
SEN. MCCAIN: It is not flying on top of the capitol.
Yes, I was wrong when I didn’t say it — well, when I said that I believed that it was up to the state of South Carolina. That was a wrong statement on my part.
Now, after long negotiation amongst most parties, there is an agreement that that flag no longer flies on top of the capitol of the state of South Carolina.
Almost all parties involved in those negotiations believe that that’s a reasonable solution to this issue. I support it. I still believe that it should not have flown over the capitol, and I was wrong when I said that it was a state issue. But now I think it has been settled, and I think it’s time that we all moved on on this issue — especially the people of South Carolina.
That’s just pathetic, as was McCain bizarre answer about why he now supports extending tax cuts he didn’t favor enacting.