Sorry to keep harping about this, but The Daily Kos' Eric Massa writes about something I've been saying for a few weeks now: the need to effectively separate Lt. John McCain-the soldier, from Sen. John McCain-the politician, in order to show his numerous vulnerabilities as a potential president. (Btw, Massa--a veteran who served under Gen. Clark--agrees w/me on that whole fiasco. So does Matthew Yglesias.)
And speaking of Matthew Yglesias, here's is a comment I saw on his blog that sums up the double standard, perfectly:
"When John Kerry charges a hostile beach to go one-on-one with an enemy soldier firing an RPG, he's a bloodthirsty opportunist.
When Max Cleland dives on a live grenade, he's a bumbling oaf.
When Wesley Clark is shot four times while fending off the Viet Cong, he's a cowardly REMF.
When John McCain endures five years as a P.O.W., he's a preeminent expert on foreign policy."