What Happened To McCain Yesterday

I've tried to understand, from the perspective of the McCain campaign, what yesterday was all about.

McCain spent the week putting distance between himself and President Bush.

On the day McCain gives a speech that breaks with many traditions and habits of the Bush Administration; On the day McCain preaches post-partisanship,

He ties himself very tightly to the President on a central and disputed element of Bush's foreign policy vision;

He allows -- or his campaign allowed -- the White House to step on his message.

Did the White House coordinate this day with the McCain campaign? Everyone would assume that they did. Did they?