Presidential Race: Cranky Old Man

Kevin Drum spots an easy way to defeat John McCain:

I think Barack Obama has accidentally discovered the easiest way to defeat John McCain this November: make him mad. We’ve all heard the stories about McCain’s legendarily cranky temper, and he sure showed where those stories came from on Thursday when he erupted after Obama had the temerity to disagree with him about Jim Webb’s GI Bill extension. Get a grip, Senator.

Mark Kleiman has the details. But I guess screwing veterans is fiscally necessary if one is adamant about paying for those tax cuts. After all – the GOP mantra in late 2001 when they were pushing for more tax cuts for the rich was “do it for the troops”.