John McCain, on a visit to the newspaper's office, took questions from the Des Moines Register editorial board on Tuesday and the results -- available in a series of videos -- revealed his combative side.
He bristled when accusing of running false charges against his opponent in ads, defending them as "100% accurate" and going beyond that saying in his entire career he had been wholly accurate in all matters.
McCain also replied sharply when asked about the qualifications of his running mate, declaring that he "uncategorically" believed she was fully capable, citing her years as mayor and governor -- and even at the PTA. Going well beyond poll results, he stated that the American public "overwhelmingly" embraced her. A new Pew survey finds today that 51% of Americans now believe that Palin is unqualified, up from 37% after her announcement.
Hot damn.... The Des Moines Register writeup is here w/complete video.