Reader Ivan Ludmer writes:
Isn’t it ironic? McCain took hits in the 2000 race for being too hot-tempered, unstable, and mean to GWB, mostly in low blows given by background on his staffers. Now, McCain’s being mean to everyone, in person and on background, except to the people who screwed him over in
the last race. Almost enough to make you cynical about the straightshooter.
Well, yes. There’s a term for someone who harasses people less powerful than he is and sucks up to those who show they can hurt him, and it’s not a nice term.
McCain is clearly the most unfit of the three leading Republican candidates for President: until you think about the other two. Then it’s harder to say.