Nope, not kidding. According to the Arizona Daily Star, the senator who so loves evangelical Christians is part of a cover story in the infamous men’s mag (and has some interesting company):
In the same issue as a pictorial of “The Real Girls of Orange County,” McCain–along with a number of regular citizens, celebrities and political figures–writes about why he thinks we’re in Iraq.
And the New York Sun has the details on the content:
In an essay for this month’s Playboy, Mr. McCain wrote, “Fundamentally, I agree with the neoconservatives because I believe we can do a better job of helping people achieve democracy and freedom.” However, he said serious questions exist about whether neoconservatives exaggerated the threat posed by Iraq.
An EFM fan–who heard about the story via today’s Hotline–comments:
I’m having a hard time with someone who wants to be Commander-in-Chief spreading his foreign policy views in a magazine that objectifies women. I don’t believe the line that people “read it for the articles.” If you want to read it for other purposes, fine, but don’t pretend it’s anything other than it is–a magazine with pictures of women in various stages of undress.
Well, I actually don’t think the “other purposes” are okay whether you’re pretending or not, but the point about honesty is well taken.