Dick Polman looks at the Bush-McCain mating ritual:
McCain’s inner thoughts: “This guy is presiding over a $3-trillion war, record-high budget deficits, record-high oil prices, and a record-low dollar when pegged against the euro, and two-thirds of the American people – including the the independents who will decide the election – think he’s a buffoon. But if I hide him in a closet, the nutty conservatives will go ballistic on me. So I’m stuck with him.”
Bush’s inner thoughts: “He was a pain in the butt who got in my way eight years ago, which is why we had to falsely smear him with rumors that he’d fathered a black baby out of wedlock, and a host of other things I knew nothing about. I still don’t totally trust him, because he’s not always a loyal Bushie. But he’s the nominee, so I’m stuck with him.”
Meanwhile, Josh Marshall looks at the company McCain keeps, company that would be right at home in Sussex County, Delaware:
And the Demon Princess prowls the lobbies.