Dudes, waterboarding fever: catch it. Former POW and current GOP frontrunner John McCain certainly has. The senator, who once rather poetically referred to the technique as “very exquisite torture,” voted Wednesday to authorize waterboarding as a means of collecting information from terror suspects. A bill was passed on to the president despite McCain’s virtuouso D.C. pirouette, with 51 non-like-minded senators voting to ban the practice. But! McCain will get another chance after George Bush dismisses the bill with a condescending pat on the ass and tosses it back in the senate hogpit.