Wednesday, October 13, 2010

One More Note on McCain

This really should have occurred to me earlier.

I think part of the reason John McCain is so uncomfortable with Rovian smears and bullshit artistry, even as he engages in it, is because he himself was once on the receiving end of some of the absolute worst that Rove had to offer.

Rove, you will recall, is widely believed to have been behind a South Carolina push poll that implied McCain had fathered an illegitimate black child, in reference to his adopted Bangladeshi daughter. It lost McCain the Republican nomination to George W. Bush in 2000.

It also served for him as an education of sorts in how to get ahead in electoral politics. Hence his hiring of Charlie Condon, the man who organized Bush's South Carolina campaign.

All in a day's work in Crazy Baseworld.

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