Arianna has a fine rant-
What John McCain Told Me, and What it Says About How Far He’s Fallen
Posted May 5, 2008 | 04:43 PM (EST)
Update: Through a spokesperson with the colorful name Tucker Bounds, McCain has denied telling me he didn’t vote for Bush in 2000. “It’s not true,” Bounds told the Washington Post, “and I ask you to consider the source.”
My sentiments exactly — because John McCain has a long history of issuing heartfelt denials of things that were actually true.
He denied ever talking with John Kerry about his leaving the GOP to be Kerry’s ’04 running mate — then later admitted he had, insisting: “Everybody knows that I had a conversation.”
He denied ever having asked for a budget earmark for Arizona, even though he had. On the record.
And those are just the outright denials. He’s also repeatedly tried to spin away statements he regretted making (see: 100-year war, Iraq was a war for oil, etc.).
So, yes, by all means, “consider the source.