Department of making my brain hurt, Clinton/McCain edition

New York Times, January 25 2008:

And then [Bill Clinton] painted this scene: “[Hillary] and John McCain are very close,” he said. “They always laugh that if they wound up being the nominees of their party, it would be the most civilized election in American history and they’re afraid they’d put the voters to sleep because they like and respect each other.”

David Corn in Salon, June 25 1998:

Earlier this month, at a Republican Senate fund-raiser, McCain told a… joke…

The joke [appeared] in McCain’s hometown paper, the Arizona Republic, and the Associated Press [reported] the joke in full…

“Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno.”