DARTH McCAIN….The good news here in Southern California is that Max Boot will no longer be writing for the LA Times op-ed page. (Though, despite the shit this is going to get me in comments, I have to admit that I find him one of the more interesting of the neocons.) The bad news is that Jon Chait will also no longer be writing for them. Sic transit etc. However, at least he made his last column a good one.