Why did Gary Bauer stand beside John McCain in Virginia Beach while McCain compared Pat Robertson to Louis Farrakhan and Al Sharpton? Maybe it has something to do with Robertson's unhelpful comment last fall after Bauer got caught up in a phony scandal stemming from Bauer's closed-door meetings with a female campaign aide:
I had a whole course in pastoral conduct, and they said there are three rules. One, never be alone in a room with a woman not your wife. Number two, never be alone in a room with a woman not your wife, and number three, never be alonein a room with a woman not your wife.
Chatterbox suggests a fourth rule: Never take a cheap shot at a fellow Christian fundamentalist when he's having a bad week.
[Click here for Jacob Weisberg's take on the McCain speech.]