Is the RNC Even Trying?

Do you get the impression that the RNC is having trouble figuring out how to spin the fact that John McCain is teaming up with Ralph Reed for a fundraiser? Is this the best they could come up with?

RNC spokesman Alex Conant said, “It’s laughable Democrats would try to make this a political issue, considering John McCain led the Abramoff investigations and has a record of fighting to reform Washington.”

Ummm … that is kind of the point.  McCain and the RNC are trying to portray him as a crusader “fighting to reform Washington,” and yet here he is going to a fundraiser with Reed, who was directly implicated in the Abramoff investigation that McCain led.  

The only thing laughable is the RNC’s pathetic attempt to dismiss the obvious hypocrisy at work.