Virginia Democratic Sen. Jim Webb warmed up a crowd for Barack Obama in Roanoke, Va., today, asking in regard to John McCain's pick of a running mate, "Do you really think Sarah Palin is the most qualified person in the Republican-" "Noooooooo," the audience drowned him out.
Then Webb said he was a fan of country music and was reminded of a country song, "I know what I was doing but what was I thinking?" Said Webb, "John McCain's probably singing that song right now."
The correct refrain of the song to which Webb appears to have been referring goes, "I know what I was feeling/but what was I thinking?"
Unclear how far Webb was trying to carry the allusion. The song is about a guy who lustily runs off with a young beauty in "a little white tank top" knowing he will incur the wrath of her daddy and the local police.