Michael Crowley claims that John McCain didn't mention his 71st birthday, which was yesterday, on his website. (The website does mention McCain's year and date of birth in the "McCain Timeline," above of photo of him in an circa 1936 infant dress.)
But Saint John did mention it in at least two fundraising e-mails, ones ostensibly written by McCain's replacement wife, Cindy, and his 95 year-old mother, Roberta. The pitch was to contribute either $71 or $142 (or more!) to the Straight Talker in honor of his 71st birthday. Contributors also got the honor of "signing" an electronic birthday card to the aged Republican.
I didn't send the dough, of course. By so doing, I did get McCain what he really needs for his birthday -- an excuse to get out of the race.