McCain aide Mark Salter gets all salty:
I asked about the decision to use the unusually harrowing clip -- reportedly, McCain himself is uncomfortable with it -- and senior aide Mark Salter took an unusually direct swipe at Mitt Romney, "I don't know, I guess we could have gone with the first time he waterskiied past the sandbar but we thought this might say a little more about his character and love of country."
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Marc Ambinder is a senior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy.