Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
[Editor: McCain is going to have a hard time getting to DC to vote. Maybe he will fly with doctors who will give him anti-nausea drugs so maybe he will gut it out and get there to vote against we the people. As one of our members said so eloquently, "McCain will pull a 'Robert Byrd' and die at his desk so he can be all laid out in the Senate with lots of pomp and ceremony." We can see that happening! Continue to weep for justice, all ye Constitutionalists.]
Sen. John McCain says he has no intention of abandoning the Republican Party, [Oh, please do, McCain. Go take care of your medical issues. We can handle it from here.] despite once again angering conservatives with his vote on health care and helping generate a new round of inside-the-Beltway speculation that....
In a July 30 article, Politico Magazine floated the idea with the headline: "McCain Once Almost Left the GOP. What About Now?"
"It will be a cold day in Gila Bend," McCain, R-Ariz., told The Arizona Republic when asked Thursday about such speculation.
In the Politico piece, author Philip Shenon quotes former Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., as saying McCain nearly turned independent in 2001, following his loss to then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush in the 2000 Republican presidential primaries. At that time, one Republican defection would have shifted control of the Senate to the Democrats.
“I think it’s unlikely he’d do it now, but John is an independent thinker,” Daschle told Politico Magazine.
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