McCAIN "CHOSE LYING" ONCE AND FRIENDS EXPECT THE SAME ON AMNESTY
Phoenix, AZ (JULY 12) - A New York Magazine article reminds voters that, in his own words, Sen. John McCain admitted to taking the politically expedient course and lying to voters in the past, and his friends suggest he is lying now when it comes to amnesty for illegal aliens.
In his 2002 book Worth The Fighting For, McCain talks about his position in his 2000 presidential campaign concerning South Carolina flying the Confederate flag. His advisors wanted him to support South Carolina in flying the flag, but McCain believed it was a symbol of racism.
"I didn't want to do this," McCain says. "But I could tell from the desperate looks of my staff that we had an enormous problem. And that it could come down to lying or losing. I chose lying."
The magazine article goes on to quote Sen. Lindsey Graham suggesting McCain's latest statements on amnesty fall into the same category.
"What I hope will happen is that he'll be the force against excess and the person who can find that common ground we need to have as a nation," long-time friend Graham said. "That's what I hope will happen, and that's what I expect will happen.
"Here's the question for John," Graham adds. "If he's asked to support comprehensive immigration reform, does he support it?"
"Sen. Graham's question has already been answered," said Mark Sanders, spokesman for U.S. Senate Candidate J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ). "In speech after speech, McCain talks tough about securing the border and then immediately calls for comprehensive immigration reform.
"The people of Arizona know that comprehensive immigration reform is code for amnesty and that's why they will elect J.D. Hayworth on August 24th," he said.