MCCAIN CAMPAIGN VS. KRISTOL….Well, now I’ve seen everything.

Yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Bill Kristol said John McCain’s campaign has really become “a pathetic campaign.” In his New York Times op-ed this morning, Kristol went further, suggesting that McCain should “fire his campaign” and “start over.” Asked to respond to Kristol’s criticisms, McCain campaign spokeswoman Nancy Pfotenhauer said on Fox News:

“Well, you know Bill is entitled to his perspective. And I used to work for Bill. And I can tell you personally sometimes he’s brilliant and sometimes he’s not. And this is one where it’s the latter category. You know, I think unfortunately he has bought into the Obama campaign’s party line.”

ThinkProgress has the video of Pfotenhauer’s comments.

Let me get this straight. A McCain campaign spokesperson appeared on Fox News to blast Bill Kristol for being overly sympathetic to arguments from the Obama campaign. She wasn’t kidding.

Just when I thought this year couldn’t get any stranger….

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