Glass Houses (UPDATED)

Country first?

Someone should tell Sarah Palin that people palling around in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones:


UPDATE: And someone should tell John McCain that people palling around in 7 glass houses certainly shouldn’t throw stones:

Voting against making anti-choice violence a federal crime. As the Jed Report notes, McCain voted in 1993 and 1994 against making “bombings, arson and blockades at abortion clinics, and shootings and threats of violence against doctors and nurses who perform abortions” federal crimes.

Palling around with anti-American secessionists and abortion clinic bombers–is that the kind of leadership America needs right now?

UPDATE II: You can add Nazi sympathizers and the bloodthirsty Contras to that list:

In a much discussed story, the Associated Press reported today that John McCain served in the mid-1980s on the advisory board of a right-wing group called the Council for World Freedom, which has been controversial because of the group’s aid to the Nicaraguan Contras and the presence of anti-Semites in its ranks.


The group was founded by Ret. General John Singlaub, as a U.S. chapter of the World Anti-Communist League — which itself had a history as a home for anti-Semites and former Nazi collaborators. In his defense, Singlaub worked to clean up that element somewhat. On the other hand, the the group continued to aid right-wing death squads that freely attacked civilians in the bloody Nicaraguan civil war.

The Contra’s activities were so brutal that Congress passed the Boland Amendments in the early 80s to specifically forbid the federal government from aiding them — which led to the Iran-Contra affair and Oliver North’s efforts to circumvent the law.