Hit & Run

McCain vs. McCain

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That didn't take very long.

Scant weeks after making a "no new taxes" pledge -- quite the U-turn in itself -- Sen. John McCain has doubled back to clarify. Uh-oh.

McCain tells The Wall Street Journal in an interview today that, "I'm not making a 'read my lips' statement, in that I will not raise taxes. But I'm not saying I can envision a scenario where I would, OK?"

Gotcha. Clear as mud, senator.

McCain also adds that as President he would not bitch so much about the Federal Reserve needing to cut rates to prop up the economy and that he'd explain all of these economic details in "a couple fireside chats" to help buck up consumer confidence. Or something.

Cannot wait to hear conservative talk radio hosts spin -- or is it denounce day? -- McCain's latest zag.