Bay Buchanan was on one of the news nets to comment on the New York Times story on John McCain’s female lobbyist friend, and offered this analysis: “This is not the Democratic Party, this is a party of values. We assume our candidates have been loyal to their family.” As Howard Hoffman points out, the “party of values” includes members like Larry Craig, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Bernard Kerik, David Vitter, Mark Foley, and on and on.

On another subject, to McCain’s credit, he has denounced Bush’s practice of issuing signing statements for bills he signs into law but intends to ignore: McCain told reporters on his campaign bus, “My view is Congress passes it, you veto it or you enforce it. That’s the way you do it and that’s the way previous presidents have done it as well.”