This is more painful than even the Gibson interview. What must the rest of the world be thinking? America is in a profound crisis economically and in two grueling wars. And John McCain thinks that if anything were to happen to him, this person is qualified to run the world. One word: terrifying:

Hilzoy pounces.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.