This from Maureen Dowd's column today... seriously???:
"McCain could dismiss W. as a lightweight, but he knows Obama’s smart. Obama wrote his own books, while McCain’s were written by Salter. McCain knows he’s the affirmative action scion of admirals who might not have gotten through Annapolis without being a legacy."
I guess if forced to tear this apart, rather than just letting the smear speak for itself, while Salter helped by ghost writing the amazing war stories about McCain and his family, John McCain actually lived those stories. For my money, I'd rather have a hero than a good writer and editor, but obviously Maureen and the Times are such insular writing nerds that they miss the reference.
"Affirmative Action" as a reference to McCain???? I will just let Geraldine Ferraro speak to that...