CINCINNATI (TDB) -- In Willie World, the alternative universe where Bill Cunningham dwells, the Hamilton County GOP headquarters is taking heat about a certain Republican senator from Arizona:
"He's not my candidate. He's not a conservative. I'm a conservative Reagan Republican, and John McCain embarrassed himself. The local Republican Party . . . has received dozens -- dozens of calls complaining about John Juan Pablo McCain. They're getting complaint calls."
Cunningham had the audacity to proclaim himself a Reagan Republican during the FOX TV appearance. But he didn't mention he has been accused of shilling for tax increases for corporate welfare projects. In the 1990s, there was a sales tax increase to build a new football stadium for the Cincinnati Bengals, and he was viewed as a leading proponent.