McCain seems to have given props to Sarah Palin... but how the interview went, you could tell that his words were being twisted.
STEPHANOPOULOS: The president also says that the debate has been infected by falsehoods. And probably the most notorious one is the one made by your former running mate, Sarah Palin, who said that his bill would encourage death panels that would encourage euthanasia. He called that an extraordinary lie and he is right about that, isn't he?McCain is rudely cut off, yet he is correct on the ambiguous nature of the writing through out the bill. There are multiple areas that show oddities that shouldn't be tried. Such as section 162, concerning monitoring in home. I shudder at the thought of being monitored.
MCCAIN: Well, I think that what we are talking about here is do – are we going to have groups that actually advise people as these decisions are made later in life and …
STEPHANOPOULOS: That's not in the bill.
MCCAIN: But – it's been taken out, but the way that it was written made it a little bit ambiguous. And another thing …
But, continuing with the intereview:
STEPHANOPOULOS: So you think Sarah Palin was right?McCain is right and wrong. He agrees with Sarah yet directs it differently. I wish McCain would just come out and actually come up with some testicular fortitude and say he would back Sarah, especially with the facts that Sarah has been referencing on her FaceBook page.
MCCAIN: Look, I don't think they were called death panels, don't get me wrong. I don't think – but on the best treatment procedures part of the bill, it does open it up to decisions being made as far – that should be left – those choices left to the patient and the individual. That's what I think is pretty clear, which was a different section of the bill.
It takes a special person to drop their flaws and sense of rightness and follow others. McCain is starting to slowly reach that venue.
To watch the whole inteview, you can go to ABC.
Update: Freedom's Lighthouse also has the video here, and Stacy McCain comments on the bill's "most effective measure's" here.