"We were elected to change Washington, and we let Washington change us,"McCain just delivered an amazing speech, much more rousing than Obama's abstractions last week. Obama gave a soaring speech, but we live on the ground. It was full of abstractions like change. McCain spoke as one who lives in the ordinary world - so much so that he could rebuke his own party. Beautiful.
Some research has revealed that man’s two greatest fears are public speaking and death, in that order. This means, of course, that most people at a funeral would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy.