April 28, 2007 -- "SEN. John McCain, who was the darling of the political press corps during the 2000 election cycle, complains to friends that he is getting much rougher treatment from the news media than his competitors for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney.
McCain feels that his support for President Bush's Iraq policy has soured his erstwhile reporter friends. Although Giuliani and Romney also have been criticized by the media, McCain privately expresses the view that they have gotten off easy.
A footnote: McCain insiders, worried about his campaign balance sheet, feel the campaign must raise $20 million in this quarter and fear that might be a goal too high. Friends of the senator say his staff is too large and spends too much money."
When The Manchurian Candidate was dissing the Bush White House he WAS all the rage. Now that it's time to submit his own resume, duh.
The useful idiot served his purpose now thinks they'll let him join their club, and Novak is as blissfully unaware as McCain himself?