McCain/George Jr/CCC Story Goes National
Last Thursday, I discussed the potential for Wallace's past affiliations with the controversial Council of Conservative Citizens to cause some heartburn for McCain during his upcoming presidential campaign.
The National Journal's Hotline Blog repeated much of the same information as my piece, but did get a quote from a McCain flack about the issue.
John Weaver, a top McCain adviser, tells us: "George Wallace Jr., is an enlightened progressive leader who always speaks of tolerance and carries forth his father's views at the end of his life. He has strong support across the racial and political spectrum."So McCain is not distancing himself publicly from Wallace Jr., but it'll be interesting to see if McCain uses his remarks at the fundraisers to address the issue.
Granted, much of this is likely much ado about nothing, but on the other hand who would have thought George W. Bush's speech at Bob Jones University would have played such a large role in the 2000 campaign?