If you have some time, watch these videos. They're all short but you'll gain a whole new perspective on the "straight talk express."
The last video is terrific but the third may be my favorite, here's the dialogue:
Interviewer: "Earlier this week...talked about it being unfair that insurance companies cover Viagra but not birth control..."
McCain (interrupts her) with: "I certainly do not want to discuss that issue"
Interviewer: "But you voted against coverage of birth control in the past, is that still your position?"
McCain: "Looking at my voting record on it, I, uh, I, um, don't recall the vote right now, but i'll be glad to look at it and get back to you as to why, i don't...." (trails off...)
Interviewer: "I guess her statement was that it is unfair that health insurance companies cover Viagra but not birth control. Do you have an opinion on that?"
8 second pause
McCain: "I don't know enough about it to give you a* informed answer because i don't recall the vote, i cast thousands of votes in the senate, but i will get back to you on it... i don't usually duck an issue but i... i'll try to get back to you"
*not to be nitpicky but um... it's an informed answer, not a informed answer... geez...