Parody (remember when that was still a thing?) by The Nation

John McCain hagiography is on every channel today, but I say, feh.  McCain needed Pumpkin to make him look any good. 

And never forget, McCain gave us the proto-Pumpkin, the one who led the way: Sarah Palin.  The archetypal fact-free babbler who dropped most of the dog-whistle in favor of outright bigotry came to us ten years ago last month from Wasilla, courtesy of John McCain.

Slightly but not really off-topic: are narcissism and belief in conspiracy theories mutually-reinforcing mental illnesses? Asking for a friend.

GOP Senate Candidate Kelli Ward Claims McCain Timed His Cancer Treatment Statement To Hurt Her Campaign

Seriously, how deep does your narcissism have to run before you can entertain this concept?