New York Times reporter Elisabeth Bumiller doesn’t bother to clue in her readers, but she reports on her own conversation with John McCain yesterday in her article on the subject. She writes about it weirdly as if she were a disinterested observer:
Senator John McCain fielded a question at a public forum on Friday morning in Atlanta that he said he had never been asked before. Because Senator John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts, had approached him about being his running mate for the White House in 2004, would Mr. McCain now return the favor?
Mr. McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, who has long been distrusted by conservatives as a Democratic sympathizer, quickly said no he would not