John McCain thinks President Obama's tarmac spat with Arizona's Jan Brewer is proof that he's got a "prickly personality." He told Fox today that Obama got into a similar tiff with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, notes the Hill. "It is very well-known (that Obama) has a prickly personality, and I think it has been displayed in both of those cases.” At Forbes, John McQuaid says the encounter could pay off for Brewer because in these days of declining political decorum, "spats are good for business."
Indeed, sales of Brewer's book, Scorpions for Breakfast, already are doing better, notes Mediaite. According to Amazon's stats, it's the second-fastest mover on the charts in the last 24 hours. It was ranked at No. 56 about 2pm EST, up from 177 when McQuaid wrote his Forbes post this morning. At the Daily News, David Hinckley loves that there's no video of the encounter, a rarity these days, which makes it kind of fun to "fill in the blanks."