What are the odds of two political prisoners years and continents apart having a nearly identical experience while in captivity?
…[I]t seems McCain may have lifted another story last night at megachurch pastor Rick Warren’s Faith Forum. According to a very persuasive Daily Kos diary, the anecdote McCain told about a North Vietnamese prison guard making a cross in the dirt as a sign of solidarity — or as he said, “just two Christians worshiping together” — is very similar to a story about Alexander Solzhenitsyn and his times in the Soviet Gulags.
Obviously, McCain has hired a staffer who likes to engage in plagiarism and since he’s an inveterate liar, the senator has no problem trotting-out heartstring-tugging lies — as long as he thinks they’re original. Once again, his dishonesty has bitten him on the ass.