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Reuters reporters stumbled across the confused Senator from Arizona earlier today while covering Congressional politics. The press discovered the disheveled John McCain, who has been suffering from delusions of relevance, on the Senate floor.

According to one reporter at the scene, McCain offered the following rambling monologue:

In his pledge last September, President Obama said 'We need earmark reform and when I'm president I will go line by line to make sure we're not spending money unwisely,'" McCain said on the Senate floor.

"So what's brought to the floor today, 9,000 earmarks, billions and billions of dollars of unneeded and wasteful spending," he said.

(snip)

"If it sounds like I'm angry ... it's because I am," the fiery McCain said. "The American people want the Congress to act in a fiscally responsible manner."

Apparently riveted by McCain's confusion over earmarks, the reporter covering the "old man yells at clouds" story failed to ask the most salient question: how did McCain's handlers allow him to escape?

McCain's episode on the Senate floor offers an interesting post mortem to the recent presidential campaign--where Obama has tenaciously stood by nearly all of his campaign promises, and where President Obama appears to be exactly who candidate Obama said he'd be, no similarity exists between candidate McCain and loser McCain.

Quoted above is the self-appointed Maverick who claimed he would build on his 25-year record of bipartisanship to reach across the aisle and tackle the grave issues that confront our nation. Sadly, the McCain he reveals is just another hapless GOP clown.

Originally posted to Bob Sackamento on Mon Mar 02, 2009 at 06:41 PM PST.

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