So John McCain is going on "Meet the Press" this Sunday, and he's leaving his VPILF behind, surprise, surprise.
Ever since Tim Russert passed, MTP has been in the clutches of Tom Brokaw, who has revealed himself in this election cycle to be an ego-driven moderate conservative with transparent disdain for Obama's ascendancy.
Conversely, McCain fits perfectly into Brokaw's "Greatest Generation/Boomer" framework — one that lavishes praise on "American heroes," but conveniently glosses over the historical and cultural conditions that produced them. McCain's carefully constructed, Maverick™ flyboy image is like catnip to the attention-starved Browkaw, who just can't seem to commit to retirement. This "elder statesman of journalism" seizes upon any opportunity to gently reinforce those stereotypes of American patriotism that play to the jingoistic fantasies of the Corporate Federalists whom McCain represents.
I could go on and on about how Brokaw is riding Johnboy's jock, but this one-sentence comment at HuffPo about McCain's upcoming MTP says it all:
"I can't wait to see how the writers resolve the sexual tension between those two characters."