This had my tongue wagging along with just about every person I know. What was up with that? Does it show a condescending attitude on the part of McCain? Or was it a sign of that famous temper he has?
Talking Points Memo suggests it may be the temper, if an account by Jonathan Weisman in the Washington Post about that high-level meeting in Washington D.C. last Thursday regarding the Wall Street bailout package is any indication:
Jonathan Weisman has a fascinating, even riveting narrative of what went down in Washington on Thursday as John McCain made his play to commandeer the high-level negotiations over the bailout bill. And TPM Reader TW called my attention to a passage that may help to explain the smoldering hostility that made it impossible for McCain even to make eye contact with Barack Obama during last night’s debate.
TPM has the relevant passage from the Washington Post story here.