But He Talks So Straight

Matt Welch painstakingly documents the fact that the John McCain newspaper endorsements flowing out from around the country keep making elementary factual errors. It’s really aggravating stuff. It would be one thing if people were saying “I support John McCain because I want to see a candidate with hazy ideas about domestic policy issues and a steadfast record of support for preventive war.” But instead the papers are all endorsing some other guy who never lies, always sticks to his guns, and at times is even an Iraq skeptic.