George Will

The journalistic rule is that conservatives pander, liberals “grow.” When Al Gore, Dick Gephardt, Jesse Jackson and Dennis Kucinich changed from being pro-life to pro-abortion, their conversions, a price of admission into Democratic presidential politics, were often described as conscientious “growth.” But when McCain, who opposed President Bush’s tax cuts, concludes on the basis of the humming economy that they should be made permanent, it’s called pandering.

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