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John McCain: Pro-Choice Veep? OK!
Pro-Gay Veep? NO WAY!

John McCain says it's OK for his veep to be pro-choice, like Tom Ridge, but not OK for him to be pro-gay, like Michael Bloomberg.
"I think it's a fundamental tenet of our party to be pro-life but that does not mean we exclude people from our party that are pro-choice. We just have a--albeit strong--but just it's a disagreement. And I think Ridge is a great example of that. Far moreso than Bloomberg, because Bloomberg is pro-gay rights, pro, you know, a number of other issues."
Don't you feel happy to know where you stand on John McCain's moral scale? How do the Log Cabinettes feel about their boy now? Remember their "secret" meeting with him? Remember how they defended his campaign's homphobic robo-calls in Florida? Nothing on their blog about this latest load of crap, of course.

UPDATE: Hoo boy. The Christian right is so not happy either.
McCain’s comments Wednesday to the Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes that former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge’s pro-abortion rights views wouldn’t necessarily rule him out quickly found their way into the in-boxes of Christian conservatives. For those who have been anxiously awaiting McCain’s pick as a signal of his ideological intentions, there was deep concern that their worst fears about the Arizona senator may be realized.

“It absolutely floored me,” said Phil Burress, head of the Ohio-based Citizens for Community Values. “It would doom him in Ohio.” Burress emailed about a dozen “pro-family leaders” he knows outside Ohio and forwarded it to three McCain aides tasked with Christian conservative outreach. “That choice will end his bid for the presidency and spell defeat for other Republican candidates,” Burress wrote in the message.

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