McCain Not Anti-Alito, But He Is <em>Pro-Cloning</em>

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Jan 28, 2008 5:50 PM
Heh, kidding about the headline, but that's what McCain gets for turning Romney's clumsy use of the word "timetables" into an inaccurate attack on his support of the Iraq war.

Anyway, here's McCain's clarification of the anti-Alito moment John Fund reported, as told to Byron York:

"Let me just look you in the eye," McCain told me. "I've said a thousand times on this campaign trail, I've said as often as I can, that I want to find clones of Alito and Roberts. I worked as hard as anybody to get them confirmed. I look you in the eye and tell you I've said a thousand times that I wanted Alito and Roberts. I have told anybody who will listen. I flat-out tell you I will have people as close to Roberts and Alito [as possible], and I am proud of my record of working to get them confirmed, and people who worked to get them confirmed will tell you how hard I worked."

He goes on to ask him about the "conservatism on his sleeve" bit, too. Click for more.