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Real Change

By on 9.5.08 | 5:20PM

Two lines in McCain's acceptance apparently escaped nearly all the chatterers. They are confessions, accusations, and the heart of the matter that defines "change" better than anything uttered on either side of the aisle:

"I fight to restore the pride and principles of our party. We were elected to change Washington, and we let Washington change us."
Beat that for an admission of GOP guilt, an explanation of why grand juries are meeting overtime, and an intimation that in McCain's view change must come from within. Not the sort of talk "K" Street Washington is used to.

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