A Man for All Seasons

Amanda Terkel has a staggering list of things John McCain has done that have earned him praise from campaign reporters, including riding first class on the Acela (“John McCain traveled like a man of the people”), joking about killing Iranian civilians (“like any guy you’d want to have around the dinner table”), joking about killing John Steward with an IED (“a guy with a good sense of humor”) and so forth. It’s almost as if they think Strangers on a Train is a depiction of typical early 21st century American life, all rail travel and murder.