McCain wants us to know that when he said earlier today that he chose Palin “because we thought that Sarah Palin was the better candidate. Why did we not take [Tim] Pawlenty, why did we not take any of the other 10 other people. Why didn’t I? Because we had a better candidate, the same way with all the others. … Come on, why? That’s a stupid question.”
He believes those words, of his, were taken “out of context.” So McCain felt the need to add more words, to qualify or temper the earlier words:
“Some in the media have chosen to take my answer today, in response to the question of why I did not select Governor Romney as my vice presidential nominee, out of context. I selected Sarah Palin because she was the best fit for my campaign, and my decision had nothing to do with the bogus tax return attacks currently being waged by the Obama campaign. I have the highest respect for Governor Romney and his record of public service, and he will make an outstanding president.”
So we went from “better candidate” to “best fit for my campaign” in a few short hours. That’s what you call Straight Talk!