McCain: I Don’t Pay Attention to Dana Milbank
An interesting interview with Edward Luce of the Financial Times — who begins the segment by saying “John McCain has faded somewhat from global prominence” — gets into Dana Milbank’s surprising column that whacked the Arizona senator for voting uniformly against President Obama’s agenda. This exchange begins at 5:44 in the video.
LUCE: Dana Milbank, the columnist for The Washington Post, wrote a column last week and it began, “I miss John McCain,” and he said you’re not the straight talk express that you used to be, you’re not the independent-minded Republican you used to be and that, he alleged, that it was because of these reasons that you face a teabag kind of primary challenge. Are you saying there’s absolutely no truth in that, that sort of description?
MCCAIN: Of course not. And I pay a lot of attention to a lot of commentators, but that’s not one of them.
“Do you miss Dana Milbank?” Luce asks. McCain snorts, derisively.
UPDATE: Arthur Delaney of the Huffington Post jogged my memory of this McCain moment from the health care reform debate last year.
So maybe we should have one of those stickers for Florida there.