Then, from Politico:
On ABC’s “This Week,” host George Stephanopoulos asked: “The chairman of the Republican National Committee, Mike Duncan, has been highly critical of the way President- elect Obama has dealt with this.
“He’s had a statement every single day, saying that the Obama team should reveal all contacts they’ve had with Governor [Rod] Blagojevich. He says that Obama’s promise of transparency to the American people is now being tested. Do you agree with that?”
McCain replied: “I think that the Obama campaign should and will give all information necessary. You know, in all due respect to the Republican National Committee and anybody — right now, I think we should try to be working constructively together, not only on an issue such as this, but on the economy stimulus package, reforms that are necessary. And so, I don’t know all the details of the relationship between President-elect Obama’s campaign or his people and the governor of Illinois, but I have some confidence that all the information will come out. It always does, it seems to me.”
I’d like to say that it’s “unbelievable,” but it’s not. John McCain is at his most comfortable when rebuking the Republican Party and conservatives. He’s proven that over and over and over again. It’s why I was not surprised back during the primary when news came out that McCain had considered running alongside John Kerry in the 2004 election. It’s why I won’t be surprised when Barack Obama chooses McCain to spearhead either (1) his plans to open our southern border and provide amnesty to illegal aliens, or (2) push economy- and industry-crippling cap-and-trade legislation through Congress.
In many ways, Barack Obama’s presidency could, in some ways, be less damaging than a McCain presidency would have been. In Obama, Congress and the people know what they have — despite his recent pragmatism, you have the heart and soul of a extremely left-leaning politician. McCain, however, is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, and would have had a less difficult time getting closer to and nabbing a sheep.
UPDATE: I just saw that McCain also said that he may not support Sarah Palin in 2012. At the very least, after the unequivocal support she showed for a flawed and failed presidential candidate in the face of the worst media scrutiny I’ve ever seen, the least the man could have done was say “yes.” Classy move, John.