John McCain != flip-flop'r

By Jason Wojciechowski on February 4, 2007 at 9:16 PM

The rabid wolves over at DailyKos are all over John McCain for an alleged "flip flop" (please, please, please, enough with that already, yes?) on George Stephanopoulos's program today.

As some of the commenters there have noted, I just don't buy that as a "flip flop" at all. First response says, "No, thinks aren't going to be hunky dory by April. It'd be crazy to think that." Second response says, "I think in a couple of months, we'll be able to see how things are going and how they're going to continue to go in the future and be able to make some predictions." But I'm not sure how the second can be justifiably said to "flip flop" from the first, because it's entirely consistent to say that both things are true.

Look, I'm just as much anti-McCain as the next Good Liberal. He's turned out to be completely disingenuous (which is really something, to be noticeably more disingenuous than other politicians) in stating his positions, but is it really necessary to pounce all over the guy at the slightest hint that he's saying anything silly? Particularly when he's not saying anything silly at all!