The Maverick Returns?
by phil on Thursday Mar 5, 2009 12:23 PM
admitting when your opinion changes, seeing the good in the other side politically
I actually like JohnMcCain's Twitter. It's snarky and fun. He basically lists, everyday, the top 10 pork projects going through Congress. Examples:
$7,100,000 for the conservation and recovery of endangered Hawaiian sea turtle populations
$900,000 for fish management - how does one manage a fish...
$209,000 to improve blueberry production and efficiency in GA
In late 2007, when I didn't know much about John McCain, all I had was a general sense that I liked the guy. I believed he was a Maverick and an honest guy. As I got to know him in 2008 and got into Obama, I started to loathe McCain.
Now, however, his Twitter has disarmed me a bit. Maybe there was some truth to his maverick persona. He's certainly not winning points from his friends by making these Tweets.
And a libertarian thought flashed through my mind: Why are we spending federal dollars on things that should really be state projects?
Campaigns in this post:
- Willingness to admit when my opinion changes
- Willful contrarianism
- Seeing the good in the other side