While other Republican candidates for president were off wife-roping and campaigning this weekend, John McCain retired to a secluded ranch in Sedona Arizona and gathered near his most cherished press contacts so that they could finally be alone together and talk about where their relationship was going. He forbade political conversation on this somber and sacred weekend, preferring instead to focus on important things such as “dry rubs.”
After a lunch of ribs, bratwurst, and soul kisses, a reflective McCain escorted the press on a tour of his home. He showed them paintings and pictures his children made when they were young. Then he served dessert, and everyone came in their pants and wept quietly that John McCain could not give them dry rubs all the time.