Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., ripped GOP lawmakers for promoting the “bizarro” idea that Congress could pass a balanced-budget amendment with its current representation. “That is worse than foolish. That is deceiving many of our constituents,” McCain said on the Senate floor Wednesday. But columnist Rick Horowitz blamed McCain for helping unleash such grandstanding by picking Sarah Palin to be his running mate in 2008: “Who was it who put pizzazz in the spotlight and pushed serious right into the orchestra pit? . . . ‘Dr. Frankenstein, call your office.’”
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