Hey McCain, Richard Cohen Wants His Mix Tape Back
Ha ha, remember last Friday, before every bank in America liquidated and the New Depression kicked in and we had to boil our dogs for sustenance? Back in those innocent times, people were still fretting about how John McCain -- a man who built alifetime career on doing shitty things like leaving his crippled wife, consorting with S&L crooks, pandering to racists, and spewing foul invective at anyone who dared question his Honor -- was suddenly not acting like his noble old self. So Richard Cohen is really only about 72 hours behind the curve on this one.
In today's Washington Post he writes sadly about how his old boyfriend John McCain who used to be so wonderful is now just an awful sellout prick:
I am one of the journalists accused over the years of being in the tank for McCain. Guilty.
[...]When he talked about service to a cause greater than oneself, he struck a chord. He expressed his message in words, but he packaged it in the McCain story -- that man, beaten to a pulp, who chose honor over freedom. This had nothing to do with access. It had to do with integrity.
McCain has soiled all that.
We will leave it at that, with the image of John McCain "soiling" something, because the article is just downhill from there: a shoutout to renowned journalist Joy Behar, and then a quote from the sixth Marx brother, Karl, who said that history repeating itself once is tragedy, a second time is farce, and a third time is Richard Cohen's column.
The Ugly New McCain [Washington Post]