'With whom he has a common enemy'
Boston's very own Jay Severin is now pulling a classic conservative pivot: abandoning principles for a good partisan fight.
... It's the same argumentative mindset
that I talked about in December in my non-review review of Jonah Goldberg's sophomoric 'Liberal Fascism.'
... Severin did get one thing right on his blog
: The media is now going after
McCain's ridiculous assertion he didn't intervene on behalf of Paxson Communications. ... The Washington Post has picked up the McCain-lobbyists ball and run like hell after the NYT's embarrasing fumble. Of course the Globe's Walter Robinson
had the same Paxson-McCain story eight long years ago. Notice how Robinson diplomatically distances himself
from the Times story. ... The NYT piece may have galvanized conservative support for McCain. But the overall lobbyist angle -- not the blonde-lobbyist angle -- will hurt McCain among Independents who don't care about fighting the 'common enemy.' McCain's reputation for 'straight talk' is getting ripped apart. ...