They might knock the town hall itself as dull, stilted and singularly uninformative, but nobody was bashing the location, or the local hospitality.Is the McCain campaign ending its ugly break-up with the mainstream media? Would it change Sarah Palin's media-hating stump tone? Or is the Tennessean just trying too hard to reassure itself and to coax and massage post-debate reactions back up to hyped pre-debate levels (i.e., "yeah, it was crappy, but Nashville kept the crap on the outside of its rhinestone-lined boots")? I mean, couldn't people find all-night karaoke in any other town where a debate might be held? And were Nashville's mayor and Belmont's president going to declare anything but victory?
John McCain's top advisers and a sizable chunk of his traveling press corps capped off debate night with a marathon karaoke session at Lonnie's West End that ended somewhere around 3 a.m.
The bigger story is that McCain and media may be making up to the strains of "Sweet Caroline" and "Sometimes When We Touch." And can't make-up sex be the best kind?