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The Examiner endorses McCain

You can read the editorial here. Key excerpts:

McCain’s adult life has been devoted to this nation’s service, including five excruciatingly painful years in a North Vietnamese prison cell in which he provided his countrymen a stirring example of honor lived. He came home, completed his Navy career with distinction, and was elected to Congress – where, as he delicately puts it, he has “never been elected Miss Congeniality.” He has since been an unwavering voice for strong national defense – from support of President Ronald Reagan’s bold leadership in winning the Cold War against the Soviet Union to his courageous, early advocacy of the successful U.S. military surge in Iraq.

Domestically, McCain is unique in never seeking an earmark to benefit a family member, political ally back home, or financial contributor. As president, he will veto all earmarks and other pork barrel spending. He believes Americans know better than government how best to spend their hard-earned money, and he promises – in words that make many of his colleagues in Congress swallow very hard – to make famous those in government who waste or steal tax dollars. . . .

While no candidate is perfect, presidents like Harry Truman remind us that defending and enriching America’s place in a dangerous world often requires the sometimes rough-hewn character of men and women who always put country first, no matter the cost to them personally. It is precisely for times like these that America needs John McCain and Sarah Palin.

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