And This Year's Award for Bad Metaphor Goes to...

John McCain, "the happy captive"?

From a Wednesday afternoon post by reporter Elisabeth Bumiller, covering a McCain-Palin rally in Fairfax County, Va:

Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska may have hijacked Senator John McCain's presidential campaign, but Mr. McCain is acting more and more like the happy captive. And why not? Probably the biggest crowd of his 2008 campaign turned out this morning at Van Dyke Park in northern Virginia, chanting "Sarah, Sarah, Sarah!"

John McCain, of course, was a prisoner of war for five years during the Vietnam War.