This is a couple days old, but worth a mention.
One of McCain’s top advisers, Charlie Black, said that a terrorist attack would be a “big advantage” to McCain’s campaign. This, of course, makes sense; if someone’s breaking into your house, you want daddy to come out with a baseball bat, not a diplomat. And John McCain seems willing to bomb the crap out of anyone.
McCain, of course, responded with “I cannot imagine why he would say it. It’s not true. I’ve worked tirelessly since 9/11 to prevent another attack on the United States of America. My record is very clear. I cannot imagine it, and so if he said that — and I don’t know the context — I strenuously disagree.” Ah, quoting doesn’t quite capture the stammering as well.
It’s a tough position: if he agrees, he appears monstrous for thinking such unthinkable thoughts; if he “strenuously” disagrees, it looks like posturing and naivete. I guess he opted for bullshit. Par for the course.