TalkingPointsMemo

John McCain, in an interview with a Spanish-speaking reporter, seems to confuse Spain and its prime minister, Jose Luis Zapatero, with a left-wing Latin American "bad guy" who is more like Venezuela's Hugo Chavez than a U.S. ally, writes Josh Marshall. Once the interview, conducted in English, hits the U.S. press, it could undercut the argument that McCain has more foreign policy experience and call into question his mental acuity, Marshall adds.