I gave John McCain CREDIT yesterday for having been smoother than Barack Obama at the forum Saturday night at Pastor Rick Warren’s Saddleback megachurch in California.
Perhaps I was a bit hasty.
It turns out that McCain was not in the vaunted “cone of silence” during all of Warren’s interview with Obama and thus might have had the opportunity to be apprised of Warren’s questions and Obama’s answers, which would have afforded him great advantage.
POSTSCRIPT: To me, the weirdest part of this controversy is this statement from McCain spokeswoman Nicolle Wallace: “The insinuation from the Obama campaign that John McCain, a former prisoner of war, cheated is outrageous.”
What does the fact that McCain was a prisoner of war have to do with this matter? Does it make the senator’s integrity unassailable in all cases? Would McCain’s first wife agree with that?
POSTSCRIPT II (COMPLETLY OFF-SUBJECT): I expect that we’ll soon see McCain ads deriding Michael Phelps for being such a big celebrity. Celebrities are to be scorned, you know.