McCain vs. the Constitution
George Will is rightly unimpressed with the Senator's flagrant disregard for free speech protections, but the best part of the article is this critical point:
McCain hopes that in 2008 pro-life Republicans will remember his pro-life record. But they will know that, regarding presidents and abortion, what matters are Supreme Court nominees. McCain favors judges who think the Constitution is so radically elastic that government regulation of speech about itself is compatible with the First Amendment. So Republican primary voters will wonder: Can President McCain be counted on to nominate justices who would correct such constitutional elasticities as the court's discovery of a virtually unlimited right -- one unnoticed between 1787 and 1973 -- to abortion?Indeed. I don't know of many judges who'd be zealously protective of CFR (McCain's sine qua non) and have the stones to overturn Roe. At the end of the day, Rudy would have fewer hang-ups about appointing judges who are strict constructionists across the board.