On Jan. 31, Charleston City Paper Managing Editor Chris Haire posted the following:

“The unavoidable truth about the right wing McCain hate

January 31, 2008 – 6:07 pm

Rush Limbaugh detests John McCain.

So does Sean Hannity.

And Ann Coulter.

And Michelle Malkin.

And Mark Levin.

They can bitch and moan all they like, but come November one thing is guaranteed: They will vote for John McCain. They know this. You know this. And McCain knows this. All of this huffing and puffing right now is pure theater, shibai as they say in Hawaii. Any threats they make now are hollow.

Just saying.”

The same day, the following commentary by your truly was broadcast on WTMA, which made the same point Haire did:

I’m listening to Hannity right now, and he’s urging listeners that they must vote for McCain to defeat the “much worse” Obama or Clinton.

Rush Limbaugh congratuled himself on the air this week for not extending the “McCain bloodletting” longer than need be, and said now conservatives must concentrate on making sure McCain defeats the Democratic nominee.

And even the 3rd-rate Mark Levin (I saw “Semi Pro” last night – I think that would be a great title for a Levin biography) now insists that voting for McCain is a necessary evil.

To quote a famous book by Limbaugh – “See I Told You So.”