THE FIFTH COLUMNIST by P.M. Carpenter
It was almost shocking. Not quite the real thing, because we're largely desensitized to the unremitting pageantry of Republican racketeering, a bit like professional electricians who've been zapped so many times they scarcely even notice the sting of live voltage.
But it was, let's just say, an eye-opener:
There, Friday morning, appeared John McCain on "The View," confessing to attempted political blackmail as a defense against the charges of slander, libel, swindling, fraud, misrepresentation, mythomania, confidence gaming and character defamation.
Now keep in mind, attempted blackmail was his defense. Said McCain: "If we had done what I asked Sen. Obama to do" -- that is, hold joint, town-hall appearances -- &qu Bookmark/Search this post with: buzzflash | delicious | digg | technorati Technorati Tags: P.M. Carpenter mccain obama presidential campaign