Since many conservatives are bound and determined to highlight examples of John McCain’s apostasy from conservative orthodoxy, it’s important we highlight those times when he went above and beyond the call of duty to fight the good fight for consdervative ideas–and individuals. Reading John Bolton’s Surrender is Not an Option this morning, I learned that our much (and wrongly) maligned former United Nations Ambassador appreciated the Republican presidential nominee’s efforts on his behalf during his confirmation battle.
Bolton calls McCain’s Senate floor speech “especially memorable,” comparing “allegations about my temperament to what everyone saw from senators every day of the week.” He recounts other episodes where McCain worked to find a solution to the problem created by Democratic grandstanding while other Republicans were silent and/or indifferent.
Once again, we see John McCain standing up for conservative ideas in foreign affairs, fighting this time to confirm an intelligeent, outspoken and articulate defender of the president’s policies when the Democrats and their allies in the MSM were working double time to destroy him. On the most important issue of the day, McCain gets it right. His efforts on behalf of Bolton’s confirmation show this.
No wonder that good man has endorsed the Arizona Senator for president. (In making his endorsement, Bolton cited McCain’s active support during his ill-fated confirmation hearings.)