Jacob Weisberg argues that John McCain's hugging up to the religious right is all part of a super-smart presidential strategy, and as soon as he dupes the rubes into supporting his nomination, he'll re-emerge as the straight-talking moderate that Weisberg and so many others believe him to be. I'm not buying it. I mean, it may be that McCain's new religiosity is just a ploy, but John McCain didn't have the support of the Weekly Standard and a significant number of National Review editors in 2000 because he's a closet liberal. At some point one has to stop trying to decode McCain's statements and votes over the years and just accept this.
And frankly, I don't think anyone who cozies up to a hateful, ignorant, bigoted party clown like Jerry Falwell, for whatever reason, deserves any support from liberals, period.