Here's an entry
for the annals of incomplete reporting. The MSNBC report
throwing cold water on the idea of 'John McCain for President as a Democrat' noted that in 1995 McCain ...
displeased environmentalists â another important Democratic Party constituency âby voting against an amendment to keep the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska closed to oil drilling.
I noted earlier that references of even so comparatively recent a vintage sort of miss the point with McCain since most of his political shift is in 2000 and after.
This business with ANWR turns out to be a case in point. On the very day the MSNBC went online McCain was voting against drilling in ANWR, as had been expected for some time. So the 1995 reference was perhaps a touch out of date.