Over the last few months, Josh Marshall's Talking Points Memo blog has frequently been captured by a pernicious form of psychobabble about John McCain's inner thoughts. But even by his standards, the post below -- which consists entirely of a reader's speculations about John McCain's mental state -- might represent a new low of McCain swami-dom:
TPM Reader HR puts McCain on the couch ...
I've never really cared whether McCain was an honorable man who lost his way, or was never all that honorable in the first place. It's seemed to me a distinction without a difference-- I'm reminded of the debate in Pogo about whether The Odyssey was written by Homer, or another blind Greek poet of the same name.
That having been said, McCain's defense of robocalling to Chris [Wallace's] is fascinating. It's so evident that McCain is lying through his teeth--and knows it. But instead of feeling guilty, contrite (like a man of honor), or oblivious (like a sociopath), McCain just gets angrier.
I get the sense that the further he drifts from his (perhaps former) ideals, the angrier he gets at those who (in his mind) forced him to stray.
"My fellow prisoners" indeed.