Swinging on the Tire

August 22, 2008 2:36 a.m.

TPM Reader TP is shocked … not shocked, shocked, but shocked …

OK, I’ve been involved in politics in PA for a decade but I was still shocked by the media love-fest at McCain’s Ranch. I knew things were different in DC but this is like finding out your sister in the big city who seems to date a lot is actually a streetwalker. In response I hereby coin the term “Swinging on the Tire” to describe a reporter who has gotten way too cozy with a politician and has had their supposed objectivity affected.

Please feel free to use this term or even making it into an award like one of Sullivan’s.

I think we are beginning to see some reporters start to question McCain’s statements and perhaps more importantly, they are starting to question if the John McCain they knew and adored was the real John McCain. They’ve given him a pass on just about everything up until now but I think you will slowly start to see that change. Once the truth starts to come out, I think the polls will swing back to Obama.

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