Joe Klein Banned From McCain Plane

John McCain's presidential campaign won't let Time columnist Joe Klein aboard its campaign plane because, according to an official statement, " we don't allow Daily Kos diarists on board either." Translation:

Klein asked the Republican nominee a pointed question about Iran in June (when the ban started) and has been generally disdainful of McCain's campaign tactics lately. So now he's a leftist wingnut, and not the DLC-aping centrist often accused — from the left! — of smugly disdaining the liberal wing of the Democratic party and mindlessly transcribing conventional wisdom. Excellent job reminding everyone how conservative your critics have become, McCain campaign. And how bad you are at message control.