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McCain Slams Bush Policies In Interview

This made the rounds this morning, but if you haven't seen it a fascinating interview in today's Washington Times, John McCain cheerfully skewers the Bush administration's policies.

"Spending, the conduct of the war in Iraq for years, growth in the size of government, larger than any time since the Great Society, laying a $10 trillion debt on future generations of America, owing $500 billion to China, obviously, failure to both enforce and modernize the [financial] regulatory agencies that were designed for the 1930s and certainly not for the 21st century, failure to address the issue of climate change seriously," Mr. McCain said in an interview with The Washington Times aboard his campaign plane en route from New Hampshire to Ohio.

"Those are just some of them," he said with a laugh, chomping into a peanut butter sandwich as a few campaign aides in his midair office joined in the laughter.

The Obama campaign has sought to portray a potential McCain presidency as a third Bush term (our Ken Rudin, speculating on what's next for the GOP, respectfully disagrees). This is, to our ears, McCain's strongest language yet distancing himself from the President.