John McCain on Political Morality

Hat tip to John
Brodigan
for linking to a Tim Russert interview with
John McCain
. I was particularly intrigued by the way McCain values
“doing what is right”:
SEN.
McCAIN
:
I’m sure that a number of … things that I’ve done would hurt me with certain
constituencies. And my opposition to ethanol has, obviously, hurt me. But you
know what I’ve found out? That every time I’ve done something for what may have
been influenced by political reasons, I’ve regretted it. Every time that I’ve
done something that I think is right, it’s turned out OK in the end. I’ve got to
do what I think is right. And if it offends a certain political constituency, I
regret it, but there’s really nothing I can do about it
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