I just asked John McCain on a blogger call about his comments in a 2006 interview that he would consider sending James Baker over to Israel to help “micromanage” U.S. policy, which I found disappointing. McCain started by saying he has been a strong supporter of Israel for 24 years–something I didn’t dispute–but that he “respects” Baker. I’ll have his full comments up when I get a chance to transcribe them after the call, but suffice it to say, McCain didn’t seem all too pleased with the question. Perhaps my tone was too coarse. I tend to get that way when talking about Baker.