Human Events for McCain? Never mind.

Former President George H. W. Bush, American Values President Gary Bauer, and now Human Events for GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain?

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Former President George H. W. Bush, American Values President Gary Bauer,  and now Human Events for GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain? It certainly looked that way to the huge group of Republicans who recently received an E-mail from the McCain team under the Human Events.com logo. Underneath was a letter from the candidate, asking for donations with this promise: "I intend to fight as hard as I can to ensure that our shared conservative principles prevail."

Well, says Editor Jed Babbin, there was in fact no endorsement from the paper that has helped lead the conservative cause against McCain, notably when it endorsed Fred Thompson.

"We are not endorsing McCain," he says. "To the contrary, we want him to take actions between now and the convention to prove he's on board with conservative principles." So what's up?

Seems that McCain used the Human Events E-mail list to solicit money, that's all. The E-mail clearly says that it is "a paid political advertisement," but that tiny copy is washed out by the blaze of color on the Human Events.com logo and the other headline underneath: "From The Desk Of John McCain." Still, Babbin welcomed McCain's rental of his list. "We're hoping that this is one of the ways that he's beginning to reach out to conservatives."