The latest:

He said he felt like a "patriot" to let McCain off his commitment to deal with the economy and "now I'm feeling like an ugly date." "That's what I feel like, I feel like an ugly date," he said. "I feel used. I feel cheap. I feel sullied."

It's what McCain does: he abuses patriotism to advance his own self-interest. I used to love him - for years. I now believe he is a despicable, lying, utterly cynical pol.

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