I think the commentary on the thread below that uses the word "liar" attached to McCain is doomed. Apparently its nearly impossible to use that word of any Republican, at least in the Times.
"Some people dismiss Mr. Kudlow as an ideologue. Others find him slick, shallow, overly opportunistic. And true, to paint himself in the best possible light, he has been known to edit and embellish the facts of his life as reflexively as most people clear their throats. A fellow conservative, the columnist Jude Wanniski, described him as "a swashbuckler, a car salesman, a gunslinger...As the war wound down, Mr. Kudlow studied politics and some economics in graduate school at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He left without collecting a master's degree, though a recent resume dances around that."