Party Lines

McCain Vs. the Stimulus

Erstwhile bipartisan champion and presidential candidate Sen. John McCain is speaking out (albeit slightly) against President Obama's administration, telling Fox News Sunday that while he pledges support for Americans to come together, that doesn't necessarily mean "that as the loyal opposition that I or my party will be a rubber stamp." The senator opposes the stimulus package as written because of its wasteful spending and lack of a timeline. "There should be an end point to all of this spending, say two years....We need serious negotiations," he said. "We're losing sight of what the stimulus is all about and that is job creation," said McCain, while also looking for a handout: "I think I can help in devising a strategy for Afghanistan."