Yes, it is exactly this pathetic

More from the increasingly funny and kinda sad John McCain campaign (and once again, no comment necessary):

John McCain, not so long ago.

"Weâ??re not going to spend $3 million of your tax dollars to study the DNA of bears in Montana. I donâ??t know if that was a paternity issue or a criminal issue, but ..."

His mavericky running mate, not so long ago.

According to a "summary of requests for federal appropriations" posted to her budget officeâ??s website earlier this year, Palin requested millions of federal dollars for everything from improving recreational halibut fishing to studying the mating habits of crabs and the DNA of harbor seals.