OK, I try to avoid these 'flip-flop' arguments. I don't care if a politician changes his mind, as long as it's for the better, and as long as they're not being hypocritical about it. But McCain changing his mind on regulation on the campaign trail, now that everyone remembered the economy is an issue again, just seems even more mercenary than the usual fare.
* The politics of polarization. (I may have posted this one already. But it's a winner.)
* Information wants to be free: "This year, the McCain campaign keeps making assertions that anyone with an Internet connection can disprove in a minute." (More here and here.)
* "[Palin] knows more about energy than probably anyone in the United States of America." -John McCain, 9/11/08. Fact checking on Alaskan energy, and attacking Palin.
* Quayle 2.0? "With Ms. Palin, it's not about agreeing or disagreeing. She doesn't appear to understand some of the most important issues."
* What made it so much worse is the strategy for which the Republicans have made Ms. Palin the frontwoman: win the White House not on ideas, but by denigrating experience, judgment and qualifications."