Sen. Kyl: Call off the dog

Sen. Collins in attack dog mode, forgets those tasty AZ biscuits

Sen. Susan Collins, the iffy Republican from Maine has joined with none other than the most liberal of her cohorts, Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, (NV), in hammering GOP presidential candidate John McCain.

According to Collins, McCain’s campaign has done the ‘unthinkable’ in running auto-dialer phone calls that link Democrat candidate Barack Obama to one-time terrorist William Ayers, now morphed into respectability as a university professor. Ayers and his equally radical wife Bernadine Dorn, have been integral aspects of the Obama political saga, beginning with hosting Obama’s Illinois state senate kickoff in their living room.

Collins serves as a co-chairwoman of McCain’s Maine campaign. Sen. Jon Kyl has held fundraisers for the pro-abortion senator in Phoenix and Paradise Valley. It’s time for him to remind her of what’s at stake and of his previous generosity.

“These kind of tactics have no place in Maine politics,” Collins spokesman said. “Sen. Collins urges the McCain campaign to stop these calls immediately.”

Ayers was a terrorist in the late 1960s and 1970s. His radical group the Weather Underground set bombs at the Pentagon, U.S. Capitol, Fort Dix and office buildings in various U.S. cities. An eerily timed article about him appeared in the New York Times on Sept. 11, 2001 in which he was quoted as saying, “I don’t regret setting bombs, I feel we didn’t do enough.”

McCain rightfully referred to him as a “terrorist, radical, friend of Obama” and a mailer featured several images of Obama and Ayers.

Reid told reporters at a news conference in Las Vegas that he’s surprised at the “scummy” tactics employed by McCain’s presidential campaign.

The McCain campaign says the calls are warranted because Obama’s connection to Ayers raises valid questions about the Democrat’s judgment and record. “This is an association that is highly questionable and not out of bounds,” said a McCain spokesman.

Longtime readers know this site is no fan of John McCain’s. However, the dynamics have changed, and given the appalling choices, we view him as the lesser of two evils. McCain needs to stick with the facts and Jon Kyl needs to call in his ill-placed Susan Collins chips.

9 Responses to Sen. Kyl: Call off the dog

  1. Doug Johnson says:

    BRAVO!!! This is long past due. Glad to see this site has the moxie to state the obvious. Why take this crap lying down? The focus groups which have no understanding past “truth is negative campaigning,” should NOT be running presidential campaigns , especially this one, when so much is at stake.

    Susan Collins should have run as a Democrat!

  2. I am glad that Seeing Red AZ has endorsed Tom Allen for Senator from Maine. Those of us who contributed to getting rid of another Republican U.S. Senator so that Democrats can have a 60-seat supermajority thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    If you wish to defeat Susan Collins and punish her for her apostasy to your party, please join me and contribute to getting Susan Collins out of the U.S. Senate.

  3. Sideliner says:

    Grayson.
    Republicans can express opinions. We are not living in a Socialist state yet. Susan Collins has been a nominal Republican at best. Many of us are aware she in in a tough race to retain her Maine senate seat. Maybe if she acted more like a Republican the race would not be a problem for her. When a Republican abandons principles and disregards the platform of the party, how much are they worth? You can get the same result from someone who is not misrepresenting themselves. I agree with Seeing Red AZ — Kyl needs to give this little RINO a call.

  4. Hometown Guy says:

    Collins should be ashamed of herself. As McCain’s Maine co-chair, she is now teaming with the liberal Democrat Dingy Harry (as Rush calls him).

    I attended the breakfast for Susan Collins that was hosted by Sen. Kyl. It was very well attended and he hosted another high dollar event for her that same evening, (which I did not attend).

    To be honest, I had no idea of her voting record when I went to the breakfast or I would never have gone. It did not endear Kyl to me when I found out her voting record on life issues. He can be quite a hypocrite himself, such as his speaking out of both sides of his mouth on border security. I wouldn’t expect any chastising call to Collins.

  5. Ray says:

    Don’t waste your time hoping Kyl will do anything. He tells the home folks one thing and votes as he pleases while he hobnobs with liberals like Collins and Ted Kennedy. Remember his so called Immigration Reform ? Although the stench of that corpse still lingers, expect it to reappear.

  6. Mr. Conservative says:

    Sen. Collins needs to pull her head out of her rear-end and understand what’s really going on here.

  7. Night Owl says:

    Susan Collins is a disgrace. Have any of you checked her voting record in the Vote-Smart link under the word ‘abortion’ in the post above? I sugest you look it over and then decide whther she is worth a Kyl phone call or hosting events to raise money for her campaign, This woman is NO REPUBLICAN.

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