Politics & Government

April 25, 2008

McCain's poverty tour filled with contradictions

For John McCain, it was either the perfect political photo op or a moment of striking, and potentially damaging, political dissonance. On a breezy sunny day, McCain was surrounded by friendly African-American ladies as they rode a ferry across the muddy Alabama River. Perfect image — except that McCain, who's promised to veto every bill with earmarks if he's elected president, was aboard a ferry financed by one of those earmarks.

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