by Bob Geary
Elizabeth Drew, author of the 2002 (with '08 paperback update) "Citizen McCain," tells why she used to find him refreshing, but sees nothing there any more to like. Bottom line:
McCain’s recent conduct of his campaign – his willingness to lie repeatedly (including in his acceptance speech) and to play Russian roulette with the vice-presidency, in order to fulfill his long-held ambition – has reinforced my earlier, and growing, sense that John McCain is not a principled man.
In fact, it’s not clear who he is.