Victor and vanquished become affable companions
In yet another report — this latest version in “AP’s The Big Story” — we are treated to a recitation of the cozy relationship that has blossomed between Barack Obama and John McCain, described as “Washington‘s Odd Couple.” The article states the partnership is “mutually beneficial and carries little risk,” giving further rise to the notion that McCain is serving his last term.
But this “Odd Couple” is not entertaining as were Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon who teamed in the movie — and later, Jack Klugman and Tony Randall in the televised sitcom.
This “real life Odd Couple” takes aim at sovereignty, security, and the American Dream, and it isn’t funny — it’s tragic — not to mention dangerous.
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