PROBABLY NOT THE MOST SELF-AWARE CRITICISM OF THE DAY…. Sen. John McCain (R) is up for re-election in Arizona today, but unconcerned about the outcome, he has the time to head to Nevada to support extremist GOP nominee Sharron Angle.

Of particular interest, though, was McCain blasting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) for his DC-area living accommodations.

On election day, McCain told the crowd: “We are going to kick Harry Reid out of his penthouse at the Ritz-Carlton and send him back to [his hometown of] Searchlight!”

Um, John? In 2008, you owned so many homes around the world that you lost track of the total number.

Is the Ritz-Carlton “penthouse” line of attack really the smartest move?

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