Charlie Pierce with the play by play:
Meanwhile, after pondering why the Times lets the janitorial staff sneak in and edit parts of the newspaper, we begin this week with Disco Dave’s Disco Dance Party. Now, we are often tough on the Dancin’ Master here, and we will get around to it again because he continues to have an economics crush on Carly (Clean Getaway) Fiorina, but, before we get around to the weekly accounting of his customary gobshitery, we have to throw him some props. His staff somehow having managed to pry the reclusive John McCain out of his desert cloister, Gregory nearly got McCain’s cranium to detonate. The topic, inevitably, was Benghazi, BENGHAZI!, BENGHAZI!!!!111111, and the Dancin’ Master finally got around to asking the simple question of what in the hell McCain has been bellowing about for the last five months.
“I’m asking you, a cover up of what?”
And, well, boom goes the cerebellum.
“Do you care, David? Do you care, David? I’m asking you, do you care whether four Americans died? The reasons for that? And shouldn’t people be held accountable for the fact that four Americans died, including a very dear man?”
Far be it from me to correct the grammar of an elderly gentleman who’s clearly in the middle of an “episode,” but is McCain implying here that the other three Americans killed in the attack on the embassy were not “very dear men”? What does McCain mean by this? Why does he care less about the other three people who were killed? Why are they not “very dear” to him? THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DEMAND ANSWERS TO THIS!!!!!!!!
One might think that this would be enough for the bookers to lose McCain’s phone number for a while, until tempers cool and the dosages are adjusted. I am not optimistic that this will be the case, however.