The truth is somewhere in the middle I suspect. Every pol is a political opportunist, that is their job and rightly so! I want my pols to take opportunities to promote my causes.
To steal a line from Pat, McCarthy was more sinned against than sinning. Any person who attempted to stand-up against the communist supporters and liberal left would have been pillard. Every statement, every action, every utterance would have been taken out of context. You are only fooling yourself if you believe there could have been a right way.
Recent examples: Bork, Clarence Thomas, Lott, Miguel Estrada, Priscilla Owen, Ronald Reagan, etc...
And if he would have sat on the sidelines?
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
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