I've been a bit uncomfortable with the blogospheric questioning of John McCain's health. While I get that he's going to be president and we need to know his physical durability, I don't know - it just creeps me out that people are trying to analyze his facial expressions and impart health symptoms to them a la Bill Frist claiming he could diagnose Terry Schiavo via television. It also makes me kind of queasy to think that parts of the progressive echo chamber seem gleeful at the prospect of McCain being ill.
All of that said, I'd say this is the first real - and legitimately frightening - evidence we have that John McCain may be losing his mental capacities (h/t TPM and Americablog):
Yes, that's right: John McCain is telling the public that a bill he just voted for is "putting us on the brink of economic disaster."
This suggests one of two kinds of mental incapacity: Either McCain doesn't know he just voted for the bill (senility) or McCain does know he just voted for the bill and is proud that he therefore "put us on the brink of economic disaster" (extreme sadism).
Regardless of what you think about either of the candidates' positions on issues, I'd say this video is pretty damn scary in a nonpartisan kind of way. Now maybe McCain just forgot to add in a word or something - but I'd say he needs to clarify the record and reassure people he's mentally OK. By the looks of this video, he really may not be.