Wednesday, July 30, 2008

McCain Will Handle the Swift-Boating Himself

The Washington Post reports that the McCain Charge Against Obama Lacks Evidence. In fact, Obama never intended to turn a visit to wounded troops in Germany into a photo-op. In Iraq, Obama visited wounded troops with no media coverage whatsoever. The media found out about that visit from the military, not from Obama's campaign.

"I know that, according to reports, that he wanted to bring media people and cameras and his campaign staffers," McCain said. According to the Washington Post, the McCain campaign has been unable to produce any such reports. "McCain's advisers said they do not intend to back down from the charge, believing it an effective way to create a 'narrative" about what they say is Obama's indifference toward the military."

Sadly, lies often are effective. Unlike Bush, McCain isn't even trying to hide the fact that he is the source of the smears. So much for the "Straight Talk Express."

1 comment:

  1. Well, at least he's willing to take ownership of his twisted version of straight talk. Most politicians let others do the dirty talking so that they can retain plausible deniability if they ever need to do so.