The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder reports on the timeline of McCain's New York Times piece and finds that it "beggars belief" to believe that John Weaver had anything to do with instigating the story.
Which is exactly how we feel.
So what about the identify of those original and confirming sources?
Well, one thing a John McCain Presidency would be able to boast of is a totally transparent federal budget with zero earmarks.
Now what sort of person do you think that idea scares the piss out of?