John McCain really has no argument for himself anymore, does he?
In an election that seems more dependent upon biography than any other in recent history (mainly because our slovenly media can't resist making it so), the Republican candidate can't seem to stop reminding us that he was a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
And worse yet, he's using it as a hall pass.
The awkward, Debbie-Downer-esque exchange with Jay Leno above says it all. McCain is employing his P.O.W. story as liberally as Rudy Giuliani did 9/11, and both men pervert the very tragedies they seek to exploit. Using it to get out of attacks is one thing. Using it as an excuse for why you're insanely rich and have so many homes...really?
One would think McCain would consider doing such a thing beneath his dignity.
One would think.