A real issue…Andrew Sullivan has been asking a remarkable question: Does President Bush believe John McCain was tortured in Vietnam?

I’d add, at this point, that John McCain and his running mate should be asked the same thing.

(I know this takes a backseat to interviewing every last McCain surrogate about pigs and cosmetics, of course, and let me concede that the press has been on top of Lipstick-gate every step of the way.)