Bob Drogin and Maeve Reston of the LA Times do the piece the Obama camp was hoping for on McCain’s “houses” gaffe.
Buried in the story is this charming little vignette:
McCain, who huddled with advisors at his desert compound in Sedona, Ariz., said nothing in public. A nine-car motorcade took him to a nearby Starbucks early in the morning, where he ordered a large cappuccino. McCain otherwise avoided reporters.
It’s good to know that McCain is doing his bit to keep gasoline consumption — and therefore oil prices — high. The day a rich guy like McCain has to cut back by using only a four-car motorcade to buy his cappuchino, the terrorists will have won.
Being as they are part of the liberal media, Drogin and Reston fail to mention that even once that McCain was a POW. I suppose they’re respecting McCain’s reluctance to talk about that experience.
Or maybe reporters are getting a little bored with the McCain campaign using his stay at the Hanoi Hilton as a get-out-of-gaffe free card.
Footnote Calling factcheck.org. The WaPo says it was only a six-car motorcade, which makes McCain virtually carbon-neutral for the morning.
Update Michael Tomaskey notes that traveling to Starbucks with a nine-car motorcade seems a tad … presumptuous. Typical cappuccino conservative, I guess.