Friday, September 15, 2006

Values Above Politics

Wolf Blitzer: "How concerned are you that three powerful Republican senators, you, being John McCain, Lindsey Graham, John Warner, that some Republicans might say you're giving aid and comfort to Democrats during this very, very bitter political season less than eight weeks before an election?"

John McCain: "Well, first of all, there are other Republicans that agree with us, and there's many other people around the country like General Colin Powell who agrees with us. This should have nothing to do with politics, nothing. This is about the lives of American men and women who are serving our country. I believe that we can work out our differences, and I will bend every effort to do so. It's very important. Not because we have an election coming up, but because we have men and women who are serving in the military who need every protection we can provide them with" (CNN, 9/14)(emphasis added).