John McCain that is. When he's not losing support from people who once admired him: Joe Klein, Andrew Sullivan, Richard Cohen amongst other, or annoying editorial boards in Iowa, he's busy disrespecting Barack Obama.
From the New York Times this evening:
As the senators gathered to vote on the $700 billion financial rescue package on Wednesday evening, Mr. Obama walked over to the Republican side of the chamber to extend a greeting to Senator John McCain.
He got a chilly response.
While it took Mr. Obama several seconds to make his way over to see his rival, Mr. McCain barely pivoted his body as he took Mr. Obama’s hand for a handshake that lasted just a moment. The eye contact was just as brief.
Of course, this plays hand in hand with his inability to even look at Barack Obama during the debate. I think James Fallows hits the nail on the head with this analysis:
There are three ways to account for McCain's current claim:
1. He did not remember on Sunday morning the way he had behaved on stage 36 hours earlier;
2. The reasons for his behavior were so powerful, instinctive, and atavistic that he was not aware of what he was doing at the time;
3. He was aware of his behavior at the time, and remembers it, but has decided that this is not a plus and so is telling a lie.
Although James is willing to give McDouchebag the benefit of the doubt and say that #3 is his best option, I'm much more inclined to see it as a result of #2. The guy clearly doesn't respect Barack, and looks down his nose at Barack.
Luckily, he's losing in large part because of his anger and his condescension. We've all seen the results from the debate, and as McCain falls farther behind in the polls, and comes in for more criticism as Sarah Palin continues to embarass herself, I'm sure we'll see his asshole nature kick up another notch.
I know I'm excited for tomorrow night's debate, but at this rate, next Tuesday could be just as fun :-).