I haven't been surprised by McCain/Bush III's embrace of Rove.
Why wasn't I surprised? He once had a reputation for integrity. I couldn't remember when he'd thrown that away, when I realized what he was.
Joe Conason reminded me: "By the time McCain spoke up feebly against the Swift boat campaign, the damage had been done -- to him as well as to Kerry."
Yes, that was it. That was when McCain sold his soul, the day he realized he'd betray anyone and anything to win the presidency.
The day he became George Bush III.