Both The Atlantic‘s Andrew Sullivan and Daily Kos‘s “rickrocketwondered aloud today about the origin of John McCain‘s “cross in the dirt” story, which the presumptive Republican candidate repeated yesterday during his Saddleback Church discussion segment. Sulllivan and “rickrocket” aren’t making firm claims, but they’re both noting that the story is remarkably similar to one recounted by Alexander Solzhenitsyn in The Gulag Archipelago (or perhaps in Burt Ghezzi‘s The Sign of the Cross — one or the other).