Aboard John McCain's Straight Talk Express jet, one of the Arizona senator's favorite traveling companions -- Steve Duprey, who co-chaired McCain's primary effort in New Hampshire and has been hanging around ever since -- handed out little customized bottles of McCain sunscreen.
Reporters on the plane Monday morning also received yellow-and-blue flip-flops printed with the message "McCain . . . Another Day at the Beach."
Certainly the sunscreen -- SPF 30 -- is an excellent idea for McCain, who still bears the faint scars of surgery for melanoma on the left side of his face.
Isn't that a rather dangerous form of footwear for a senator who has been accused by some in his own Republican Party of changing his positions on issues such as immigration reform and tax cuts?