From Doyle McManus, on John McCain:
Ever since he entered politics as a foot soldier for Ronald Reagan in the House in 1982, McCain has been a fiscal conservative, a traditionalist on social issues and a hawk on foreign policy....His image as an independent has been exaggerated, often by those of us in the media who yearn for politicians to break ranks because it makes a good story.
Well, that's good to hear. Of course, as McManus says, this is the story that fits McCain's needs right now since he's running against a conservative opponent in the Arizona primary. So that's what we're hearing. Funny how that always seems to be the case with McCain.