So you thought John McCain was done with Phil Gramm? Well you were wrong:
After Sen. John McCain publicly repudiated his close friend and adviser Phil Gramm’s comments about a “nation of whiners” and a “mental recession,” the two old political comrades patched up their relationship.
Gramm apologized to McCain for his remarks that gave Democrats an opening against the Republican presidential candidate and provided several days of ammunition for blogs, cable television and radio talk shows. McCain told Gramm not to worry about the expected pitfalls of a campaign surrogate. Gramm will continue as an adviser and surrogate.
Gramm remained a steadfast supporter last year when it appeared that McCain’s campaign had collapsed. McCain was a loyal backer of Gramm’s failed 1988 campaign for president and did not leave until the candidate dropped out of the race.
So Gramm is to remain an “adviser” to McCain. He apologized to McCain, but not the American people for calling them “whiners” when it comes to the economy. This proves that McCain is standing by his friend and adviser and must believe what Gramm has said. Must be easy when you have a multi-millionaire wife to support your ass.