Our one quibble: Why save the juiciest bit for the very end?
“I know many of the people on McCain’s campaign,” she said. “A lot of them worked on my husband’s campaign. I can tell you they’re tough and they’re organized. You must focus on the repair work. If you don’t work to heal the rupture, the fight will be all that’s remembered. . . . No one did that in 1980 and we all know what happened: We lost that election.
“There are no perfect politicians,” she said. “There is no perfect race, and I’ve been involved in a lot of elections. Some are really painful. That’s politics.”