McCain, Hatch Nods to Kennedy Are a Load of BS

By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2009 7:48 AM CDT
Sen. John McCain speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.    (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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(Newser) – John McCain and Orrin Hatch's recent kind words about Ted Kennedy's ability to negotiate across the aisle "would be touching as hell if they weren't total bull," Rick Ungar writes on True/Slant. Ungar shames the GOP senators for praising Kennedy's skills of reaching consensus while themselves refusing to seek any meaningful compromise on health care.

"Politics is one thing, fellas," Ungar writes. "But when you attempt to opportunistically trade on a dying friend’s name simply to make yourselves look like the good guys, well that’s just wrong. Seriously, seriously wrong."