Article of the Week: McCain is no (Teddy) Roosevelt.

Via on Aug 19, 2008

If only wishing made it so. Teddy: icon of the Right, beloved by the Left, a celebrity, trust-buster, war hero, our first great environmentalist…a Republican, a progressive who bolted his own party, member of the Mt. Rushmore Club…and oft-mentioned idol of Senator McCain, the erstwhile Modern Maverick.

Back in the day (circa 2000), Senator McCain had a strong claim to independence from entrenched, monied special interests—and he still shows signs of a caring for our environment. But now…he’s tacked hard to the right, mostly by cynical necessity. 

Here’s the article. Another article was just published today, same subject.

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Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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