You Can't Make This Stuff Up ...
A Sept. 19 article in the Los Angeles Times, on the political price John McCain may be paying for his stance on torture and coercive interrogation, contains this remarkable paragraph:
"This very definitely is going to put a chilling effect on the tremendous strides he has made in the conservative evangelical community," said the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon, chairman of the Traditional Values Coalition, one of several conservative activists who support Bush's proposal on interrogation techniques.
As the Washington Monthly's Kevin Drum noted: "Apparently an unrestricted right for the CIA to abuse prisoners is now a traditional value. Crikey."