Even Richard Cohen! The shades have fallen from his Straight-Talk-Express-addled eyes, and he calls McCain not only a liar, but ugly:
McCain has turned ugly. His dishonesty would be unacceptable in any politician, but McCain has always set his own bar higher than most. He has contempt for most of his colleagues for that very reason: They lie. He tells the truth. He internalizes the code of the McCains -- his grandfather, his father: both admirals of the shining sea. He serves his country differently, that's all -- but just as honorably. No more, though.
So cute! Spread your wings, baby bird! Here's Eugene Robinson, also this morning, on Palin:
What kind of person tells a self-aggrandizing lie, gets called on it, admits publicly that the truth is not at all what she originally claimed -- and then goes out and starts telling the original lie again without changing a word?
Owie! They are SO disinvited to McCain's next barbecue. It looks like the L-word is finally out of the bag. Cohen's sense of hurt is especially poignant and hilarious, like he's been doing the schoolyard bully's algebra homework for years and suddenly discovers that the bully is a meanie. Hurt!