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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:

5. John McCain

Photo: Medill DC via Flickr
Photo: Medill DC via Flickr

It hasn’t been a great week for Sarah Palin. The former half-term Alaska governor’s weekend speech to the Iowa Freedom Summit was so rambling and incoherent that even her erstwhile allies on the right are admitting that she may not be the sparkling, mesmerizing political tour de force that they once claimed.

But at least one prominent Republican is still on Team Palin: the man who unleashed her upon America in the first place, Senator John McCain (R-AZ).

On Wednesday, The Washington Post asked McCain if Palin could be a viable 2016 presidential candidate.

“She’s very interesting,” McCain replied. “And I’m sure she’d do great.”

I wonder if the senator writes Amazon reviews in his spare time?

It may be tempting to discount McCain’s optimistic view of Palin’s presidential prospects, given that his “illegitimate son,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), is also planning a run. But keep in mind: McCain has literally never been wrong.