I vaguely remember this, too. Here is what John McCain got for all his terrier-like yapping at Barack Obama:
I confess that I have no idea what has prompted your response. But let me assure you that I am not interested in typical partisan rhetoric or posturing. The fact that you have now questioned my sincerity and my desire to put aside politics for the public interest is regrettable but does not in any way diminish my deep respect for you nor my willingness to find a bipartisan solution to this problem.
Brent Budowsky used a word today to describe Joe Biden’s performance in the debate, and that word applies to Obama as well: courtly.