Jim, I bow to almost no one in my distaste for John McCain, but I must defend him here and take slight issue with you. I think you give the man far too little credit for his record of fighting against big spending. On issue after issue after issue, McCain has stood tall againt big spending. Farm bills. Ethanol subsidies. Bloated transportation bills. All sorts of entitlement expansions. And of course, as you say, pork, again and again. The man deserves major credit for standing a lot taller on spending issues than almost everyone else short of Ron Paul, Jeff Flake and perhaps Tom Coburn.
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