Considering we've heard a lot of crazy things about the contraception debate from Republican politicians lately, it's rather refreshing to hear something actually sensible from one. Case-in-point: During an appearance on Meet the Press this weekend, John McCain spoke out about the debate and said things that make sense. Oh happy day!
When asked about the proposed bill in Arizona that would, as host David Gregory puts it, "put women in an uncomfortable position to tell employers why they wanted contraception," McCain had the following to say:
"I am confident that that legislation will not reach the Governor's desk, and if it did, it would be vetoed. ... It certainly doesn't reflect, in my view, the majority view of the people of Arizona."
Further, when Gregory asks if he believes there is a sort of "war on women" going on, McCain continues:
"I think we have to fix that. I think there is a perception out there—because of the way that this whole contraception issue played out—we need to get off of that issue in my view. I think we ought to respect the right of women to make choices in their lives and make that clear, and get back onto what the American people really care about."
Perhaps there is hope yet.