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John McCain says he knows why people voted for the Republican ticket last fall -- and it wasn't because of him.

Published March 26, 2009 6:45PM (EDT)

Give this much to John McCain: At least he can already look back at the drubbing he took last November and laugh. During a question-and-answer session following a speech he gave at the Heritage Foundation today, he had this to say about the election:

Over 50 million people voted for me and Sarah Palin -- mostly for Sarah Palin.

Pardon me for borrowing an old, overused phrase, but, well, it's funny because it's true.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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