[Link] The beleaguered Democratic-leaning community group Acorn sends over this photograph: John McCain, in March of 2006, sitting beside Florida Rep. Kendrick Meek at an event Acorn co-sponsored in Florida.
The immigration event, which other photos show was packed with red-shirted Acorn member, was co-sponsored by the local Catholic Archdiocese, the SEIU, and other groups.
McCain, still spiting much of his party on immigration at the time, was the headliner.
Bertha Lewis, Acorn's chief organizer, said in a statement that came with the photo, "It has deeply saddened us to see Senator McCain abandon his historic support for ACORN and our efforts to support the goals of low-income Americans."
"We are sure that the extremists he is trying to get into a froth will be even more excited to learn that John McCain stood shoulder to shoulder with ACORN, at an ACORN co-sponsored event, to promote immigration reform," she said.
McCain had no trouble fraternizing with ACORN in 2006 when their political interests coincided with his. Now, his campaign is writing e-mails in his name bashing ACORN as a tool of the Obama machine.
Michelle Malkin says:
"I'll rely on people to judge me by the company that I keep," McCain said in February.
That's not working out so well now, is it?
If you want to know why see-sawing John McCain has had to be goaded, prodded, begged, and dragged into spotlighting Barack Obama's radical ACORN roots, here's your answer:
Turns out John McCain had no problem calling ACORN members his friends during his ill-fated illegal alien shamnesty crusade.
Just the usual right wing hypocrisy - nothing new here.... When hugging ACORN is in McCain's self-interest, he hugs ACORN. When slamming ACORN is in McCain's self-interest, he slams ACORN.
Is John McCain erratic? You betcha! McCain is a slippery politician who spins in the political wind faster than a weather vane.
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