John McCain runs away from Larry King.
Sarah Palin refuses to answer any questions from any reporters, runs home to Alaska.
This meme about Republican toughness is simply absurd. I remember back in 1982, in the book Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche, one important point was that “real men don’t care about the environment.” Why does turning up the air conditioner when it’s hot and driving a gas guzzler make you tough? If anything, it makes you effete.
UPDATE: And yes, I know John McCain was a POW. But as he has shown us very convincingly, the relationship between physical and political courage is a null set.