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McCain: No More Alitos

Monday, January 28, 2008  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt
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Geraghty The Indispensable picks up on John McCain’s blast at Justice Alito:

JOHN MCCAIN

No Alitos Under McCain?

You’ve got to be kidding me. This isn’t how you warm your relationship with the conservative base…

More recently, Mr. McCain has told conservatives he would be happy to appoint the likes of Chief Justice John Roberts to the Supreme Court. But he indicated he might draw the line on a Samuel Alito, because “he wore his conservatism on his sleeve.”

It’s been mentioned twice on the Corner so far today, and I’ll bet this quote is rocketing around the Internet a lot today… even if this doesn’t burn McCain in Florida, that comment will be in play in Wednesday night’s debate…

Meanwhile, Paul Mirengoff at Powerline writes about the Arizona maverick:

McCain’s twisting of Romney’s words came during the same week that McCain falsely implied that he had not denigrated his own expertise in economics. Indeed, the smear on Romney may have been part of an attempt to change the subject from the economy, and to deflect attention from McCain’s past admissions about his level of knowledge in this area.

In any case, what we are now getting from McCain is less than straight talk.

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