September 11, 2008

Quote of the Day

Joe Klein,on McCain:

Back in 2000, after John McCain lost his mostly honorable campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, he went about apologizing to journalists--including me--for his most obvious mis-step: his support for keeping the confederate flag on the state house.

Now he is responsible for one of the sleaziest ads I've ever seen in presidential politics, so sleazy that I won't abet its spread by linking to it, but here's the McClatchy fact check.

I just can't wait for the moment when John McCain--contrite and suddenly honorable again in victory or defeat--talks about how things got a little out of control in the passion of the moment. Talk about putting lipstick on a pig.

Klein's new column is also well worth reading. But what am I thinking? Joe Klein's a member of the elite media, and his opinion is invalid because he hates all of you.

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 11, 2008 04:10 PM
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