CNN looks into 'McCain's Wandering Eyes' video
But what will CNN actually SEE and then actually REPORT?
widely-circulated clip of John McCain introducing Sarah Palin as his running-mate has provoked suggestions that he was more interested in "checking her out" than in listening to what she had to say.
Videos based on the clip quickly appeared on YouTube, the most popular of which was titled "McCain's Wandering Eyes" and set to the strains of Oscar Hammerstein's "Getting to Know You."
Now CNN has picked up the story. "Apparently even the most innocent of glances can get a politician accused of eying the opposite sex a little too much," anchor John Roberts explained.
"Watch John McCain's eyes," CNN's Jeanne Moos suggested, showing the clip, in which McCain repeatedly glances downward as Palin speaks. "Watch John McCain's eyes. Two times ... no, three times ... no, ten times in the first minute of introducing his running-mate, his eyes wandered downward "
"And that," continued Moos, "led to this -- a YouTube hit that made it seem like Senator McCain was casting a backside glance at his attractive new running-mate."
The saddest/funniest thing about this is that there sits anorexic-appearing Cindy McCain, somehow juxtopositioned between the two candidates, looking on.