â€œI think you ought to catch upâ€� McCain told Wolf Blitzer when he got home. These days it looks like it's McCain, trailing two unelectable competitors for the Republican nomination, who needs to do some catching up.
Michael Ware is denying, sort of, the Drudgereport story that he laughed at McCain and heckled him during the Green Zone press conference in which he made the original comments. CNN hasnâ€™t released the tape of the conference yet, but note two things. First, that a CNN story later mentioned that McCain "became testy when pressed." And secondly, that Ware only denies misbehaviour during the conference, and neatly rules out speaking about what happened after the conference "abruptly ended."
Thereâ€™s also an video here of McCain getting smacked around on CNN the day after he talked to Blitzer, though, and a transcript here of CBSâ€™s Allen Pizzey referring to his comments as â€œutter rubbishâ€� (and the rest of the interview is worth a scan as well).