That Real Authenticity

Suddenly politics has transformed John McCain from a rich Republican, with all the usual expensive baggage, into a populist tribune of the proletariat (and never mind his habit of voting against any increase in the minimum wage, and his rally in Vienna, Ohio, where he barked: "Let me tell you, friends, there’s no place I’d rather be than here with the hard-working men and women of Ohio.”

Six months ago, he was the guest of Lord Rothschild and Nathaniel Rothschild at a Spencer House fund-raiser in London, where the tariff was $2300 a head and the recommended attire was “lounge suits.” And two years ago, the star-struck Senator and his lobbyist pal Rick Davis boarded a yacht in Montenegro — will somebody please tell Sarah Palin where that is? — to party with movie star Anne Hathaway and her glamorous con-man boyfriend, Rafael Follieri. (Here’s the photo.)

Now that’s real authenticity, ain’t it?

That Real Authenticity