From this Saturday's Weekends with Alex Witt on MSNBC, former Deputy Assistant and Deputy Press Secretary to George W. Bush, Tony Fratto took part in a discussion on Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing for Secretary of Defense and while I agree on the fact that Hagel's performance during that hearing was less than stellar to put it mildly, I've got to say, sorry Tony, but we don't have anyone on the Democratic side of the aisle that is the equivalent of that nasty piece of work, John McCain.
The media just can't stop giving undue deference to John McCain no matter how badly he behaves. Maybe we'd see less of that sort of nastiness out of him if he weren't continually rewarded for how he acts, but instead we see him given a complete pass and are told it was just payback that was somehow justified -- and no one was really paying attention anyway. Oh, and Democrats do the same thing, so it's no big deal.
Given the Republicans' propensity for feigned victimhood and pearl clutching at every turn for even mild chastising, I wouldn't even want to see their reaction if someone on the Democratic side of the aisle -- or who they perceive as aligned with them like Hagel when he turned against the Iraq war -- acted the way McCain did here: