Dear Senator McCain,
I realize that you are coming to grips with the fact that the mainstream press, which once counted you as their favorite politician, is casting you aside in favor of the younger, prettier Sen. Barack Obama. This must be difficult for you, and I admire the grace with which you are conducting yourself in the face of this electronic and print rejection.
This is especially true in light of the media’s reassignment of your signature foreign policy achievement, the troop surge success, to Obama on his recent trip to Iraq. They have all but handed Obama the mantle of savior of Iraq based on some mistranslated comments from that other ingrate, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri-al-Maliki. The press was all too eager to declare that Obama, of all people, had the better plan for Iraq just becuase Maliki said that he wanted a shorter rather than longer time horizon for U.S. troops in his country. That statement was evidence of your tireless advocacy for seeing the mission in Iraq through to its ultimate success.