All right, candidates misspeak. But “my fellow prisoners“? That’s not like saying you’ve visited 57 states when you mean you’ve been in 57 delegate contests, or conflating “green” and “wet behind the ears” as metaphors for inexperience into the Martian-sounding “green behind the ears.” That’s just weird. And note that McCain doesn’t correct himself.
John Scalzi is right: there are times when McCain seems to be running for President of WhatTheF*ck?-istan.