K-Lo, in my loudmouthed, please-shut-your-office-door opinion, Sullivan is dreaming. Dreaming that McCain would switch parties (many of us plead guilty to dreaming that). Dreaming that it would erase Kerry’s 1971 antics (it would only highlight them). Dreaming that the abortion industry would accept the ticket (they choked and gagged on Evan Bayh voting for a partial-birth ban). But here he’s especially dreaming: “There is no one better suited in the country to tackle a difficult war where the United States is credibly accused of abusing prisoners than John McCain.”
A McCain in the White House would do exactly what Senator McCain, the Senator representing Network Television, does: run the government by putting his finger in the wind and waiting for the media elite to blow on it. He is definitely responsible for turning up the heat on this whole prisoner-abuse issue by getting hot and bothered and demanding hearings and fussing about not being properly notified by the Pentagon. Who wants this kind of a showboat in charge of anything important in wartime?