God bless 'em. Think Progress has an uncanny ability to flush the crap out of the political toilet. Remember that maverick? The man who rides the fence, shoots from the hip and lassos dumb females to ride by his side? You bet'cha - it's none other than Sen. John McCain, R-AZ.
Looking defensive and threatened when asked by CNN's John King whether or not he was going to vote to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, the maverick said, in effect, "duh, I don't know." Actually what he really said was that he was "going back and forth." That's a switch for the man who has a history of flip-flopping. Think Progress lists 44 of them.
McCain clarified that he is “undecided” now because she would “be an inspiration to millions of other Americans, particularly young Hispanic or Latina women.” So much for clarity.
Later in the interview, McCain said Republicans “have to do a lot more” to appeal to the Hispanic voter. “We have a lot of work to do there,” McCain said of the GOP’s political problems with Hispanics. “We have a very, very deep hole that we’ve got to come out of.”
Now, who's racially motivated here? Listen up.