The houses gaffe doesn’t matter because … he was a POW!
“This is a guy who lived in one house for five and a half years — in prison,” spokesman Brian Rogers told the Washington Post.
For those of you who haven’t kept track, the McCain campaign just recently cited McCain’s POW years in explaining away the Miss Buffalo Chip gaffe, and in dealing with the allegation that he broke the rules and listened in on Barack Obama during the Rick Warren forum.
Also, Rogers made sure to play the anti-intellectual card: “In terms of who’s an elitist, I think people have made a judgment that John McCain is not an arugula-eating, pointy headed professor-type based on his life story.”
I actually thought this was a gag post. Is there anything that can’t be excused by his time as a POW? (Answer: apparently not). And regarding the last bit, nothing says salt-of-the-earth like seven or more homes worth over $10 million.
Maybe the POW answer to everything routine has finally jumped the shark?
Update: Digby thinks so too (great minds think alike).