How hilarious to see Talking Points Memo and other bloggers track down that interesting “mansion” used as a set piece behind John McCain last night at the RNC. McCain must be trying to match, in his own way, the fake, creepy Greek columns chosen as Barack Obama's backdrop by some real idiots in the Obama camp, earning them endless ridicule.
Turns out the McCain backdrop is an image of a troubled high school in Los Angeles Unified School District (well, most of them are troubled in some way). Apparently McCain's folks used a free image of Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, when what they really wanted was a shot of Walter Reed Army Medical Center. It would have been a lot more fun if McCain had flashed a shot of Obama's multimillion-dollar pad, or one of McCain's own luxury homes or investment properties, of which there are seven.