Today on ABC McCain was moaning that Kennedy was "as close to being indispensable as any individual I've ever known in the Senate....He had a unique way of sitting down with the parties at a table and making the right concessions, which really are the essence of successful negotiations. So it's huge that he's absent, not only because of my personal affection for him, but because I think the health care reform might be in a very different place today."
Senator McCain -- a year ago you told us that YOU were the leader who could move America forward, and solve problems like this. But since then, what leadership have you shown? Just the same brain-dead obstruction that any first-year Republican Congressman could manage.
2008: By golly, I'm the leader America needs!
2009: Dang, if only there was a leader around here!
Everybody remember this in 2012 when the Republican presidential hopefuls start crowing about what great leaders they are.