While there are numerous fault lines in the McCain campaign, one incident places him alongside Bush in one astonishingly revelatory moment. Even if we overlook the sleaze with which McCain has conducted his run for the White House, excuse the lying, poor judgment and the eerie feeling that he is something more disturbing than a little erratic, one picture deserves a special place in the public memory bank – – Bush and the McCain birthday-cake.

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