Marc Ambinder reports on some of John McCain’s positions on cigarettes, and they don’t make any goddamn sense. It reads as if several different people were interviewed, but a mistake occurred and everything they said was attributed to McCain. I think we should investigate reproducing McCain’s remarks via markov-chains.
I strongly suggest reading Ambinder’s post, because I can’t do justice to it. Naturally, in between reading McCain’s remarks and posting, Matthew Yglesias had already responded, and he does more of the work of trying to understand what the heck McCain is saying.