Center for American Progress writes, in its daily Progress Report:
"Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) recycles jokes like it's 1999. Yesterday, he said that 'as president he would appoint Alan Greenspan to lead a review of the nation's tax code.' 'If he's alive or dead it doesn't matter. If he's dead, just prop him up and put some dark glasses on him like, like Weekend at Bernie's,' McCain joked. Funny joke...except that he's been telling it since 1999."
Much as I respect the Center, the idea that it doesn't matter if they use a dead guy to review the IRS code doesn't strike me as funny; it's sick ... not unlike the tax code itself.