John McCain begins a process that the entire Republican Party needs to engage in, separation from the legacy of George W. Bush:
Asked how his economic policies would differ from President Bush’s, McCain said: “Spending, spending, spending. This administration let spending get completely out of control. We mortgaged our children’s futures and it led to corruption, and we presided over the largest increase in the size of government since the Great Society.”
Encouraging ? Yes, as is the hopeful defeat of Sen. Ted Stevens (R., Bridge To Nowhere).
I’m just not convinced that the rest of the Republican Party realizes just how wrong things went over the past seven years.