More turnabout is fair play

By Megan McArdle

John McCain made unkind remarks about Chelsea Clinton.  My opinion of the kind of man who makes jokes about a young girl unfortunate enough to go through puberty on the public stage is unprintable.  That, and his appalling treatment of his first wife--and his apparent belief that admitting he's behaved like a first-class *@%! is the same thing as atoning for it--would make me disinclined to vote for the man even if I weren't already opposed to his political persona.    I am happy to join anyone in complaining that John McCain doesn't seem to have outgrown an especially brutish adolescent character until at least the age when many people retire.  This does not make me any more fond of the talk about Bristol Palin.

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