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John McCain‘s concession speech made for great television, and not just because his yahoo flock interrupted him enough as he tried to make nice to remind everybody what a hate-based campaign he’d waged.

The most fascinating segment came with his “hug” of Sarah Palin at the end of his speech.

The embrace reminded me of one a boxer gives his opponent after the judges’ decision against him has been announced. Tough to watch, harder not to.