With only a month left before the general election, it’s more important than ever that we acquire some real information on which to base our decision. Soundbites and political spin just aren’t good enough. It’s about time for real information, a bit of real reading, even more real thinking.
So what about McCain’s background and qualifications? He claims our votes because he is a “maverick”. “Free Ride: The Media and John McCain” (Anchor Books, 2008) by David Brock and Paul Waldman has been available for a while, and thoroughly vets McCain’s political record (here’s an exerpt).
Then there’s the latest Rolling Stone investigation into McCain’s background, which one dear to me recently described , “scurrilous? scabrous? or just clean fun…if we hadn’t suffered such a fraud as Bush, I might be more inclined to doubt.”