While I normally don't take political advice from Helen Thomas -- the reality challenged former Associated Press White House correspondent -- she may have come through respecting John McCain's presidential credentials. In a column titled "Want more Bush? Elect McCain
," she explains:
With his "hail fellow well met" persona and tendency to jaw with the media and pundits in the back of the campaign bus, he has created the impression in some quarters that he is a "moderate."
Forget it. His voting record speaks for itself.
McCain is working hard to prove his staunch conservative credentials as he woos the far right in his party.
If he wins the presidency, the country can expect a continuation of Bush's aggressive foreign policy and ultra-right domestic programs.
As the chances are great that she's making this up (as she has most of her "work" for many years) it's probably not true. But it's worth a look.