Maureen Dowd mocks John McCain’s “a noun, a very, POW” approach to politics. However, she writes:
As Sam Stein notes in The Huffington Post: “The senator has even brought his military record into discussion of his music tastes. Explaining that his favorite song was ‘Dancing Queen’ by Abba, he offered that his knowledge of music ‘stopped evolving when his plane intercepted a surface-to-air missile.’ ‘Dancing Queen,’ however, was produced in 1975, eight years after McCain’s plane was shot down.”
Sam Stein did indeed note this, but I believe my man Spencer Ackerman deserves priority on this story. Meanwhile, since Frank Rich’s column also comes out on the weekend it seems like another good time to note that it sure would be nice if the online version of Dowd’s column included a link to the article she’s writing about. Just saying.