We don't need any Olympics. We have both teams in the playoffs.
As Josh Marshall puts it:
McCain has revealed himself as a liar well outside the permissive standards applied to politicians. He's shown himself to be reckless to the point of instability, repeatedly putting the country at risk (exploiting the Georgia crisis, picking Palin, storming the bailout negotiations) for transparently self-serving reasons. And in too many ways to count, he's conducted his campaign in disgraceful and dishonorable ways.Like Andrew Sullivan, I used to have a lot of respect for the man, but this turn towards narcissism pissed it all away. Senator McCain has officially, and by his own choice, become the Giant Douche.
A Chicago Police officer, imprisoned in Iowa after defending himself against a drunken attacker, has finally been ordered acquitted and freed by a state appeals court there. I suspect the crowd over at Second City Cop will celebrate wildly, as they've been stumping for Mette's release ever since he was first arrested.
Instant Rim Shot (Thanks, Josh)