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Steve Schmidt Goes to War With the McCain Family

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Steve Schmidt, the onetime John McCain campaign strategist who has turned into a fierce critic of the Republican Party and hero to a certain kind of resistance liberal, published a blog post on Sunday night accusing McCain of concealing the truth about an affair he was having — and asserting that he was too afraid of Sarah Palin to halt the GOP’s slide into lunacy. The post comes on the heels of attacks Schmidt leveled at Meghan McCain over the weekend, in which he accused the late senator’s daughter of being a “bully, entitled, unaccomplished, spoiled and mean,” among many other things.

In Sunday’s post, Schmidt writes that a New York Times story published in 2008, which implied that McCain had an affair with a female lobbyist, was true. At the time,........

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