At the beginning of the debate I cast on for another brown sweater swatch. And I really think this cable might be the winner.
Anyway, I made one stitch every time McCain said "my friends", and look how far I got!
The cable doesn't show very well in this photo, I'll take better pictures once I've knit a few more repeats. It's a ribbed version of the drunken cable idea. Everyone cross your fingers.