Steve Benen writes:
McCain sells himself as a pol who never sways with the wind, and whose willingness to be consistent in the face of pressure is proof of his character. Second, Republicans have spent the last four years or so making policy reversals the single most serious political crime in presidential politics. The dreaded “flip-flop” is, according to the GOP, the latest cardinal sin for someone seeking national office.
But this comes at the end of a post where Steve documents all sorts of McCain flip-flops. My favorites since we are on gasoline prices:
McCain supported the drilling moratorium; now he’s against it. McCain strongly opposes a windfall-tax on oil company profits. Three weeks earlier, he was perfectly comfortable with the idea.