Rick Davis, Mr. McCain’s new campaign manager, joked that the campaign had been “exceptionally successful” in lowering expectations about its chances in Iowa. He said the campaign would concentrate on the kind of inexpensive retail politics and town hall meetings where many aides feel Mr. McCain excels. ...
[McCain] often mocked Mr. Gore’s argument that there was “no controlling legal authority” forbidding his fund-raising calls from another federal property, the White House.
“The American people deserve a controlling ethical authority,” Mr. McCain used to repeat on the campaign trail, “as well as controlling legal authority.”
It does rather sound like the graveyard patrol has come on duty.
McCain probably could have been ending his first term as VP in the Kerry Administration about now. Good call. No tears.