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McCain’s (Self-)Righteous Reflex


The candidate swears off any use of signing statements expressing constitutional misgivings about provisions in statutes he might sign as president.  Sign or veto–no third option, says McCain, who needs to take better advice.  Clinton and Obama take more sensible positions, it seems.

Fearless prediction: in a McCain administration, this position will be abandoned.


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