What the McCain campaign doesn’t want people to know, according to one GOP strategist I spoke with over the weekend, is that they had an ad script ready to go if Obama had visited the wounded troops saying that Obama was...wait for it...using wounded troops as campaign props. So, no matter which way Obama turned, McCain had an Obama bashing ad ready to launch. I guess that’s political hardball. But another word for it is the one word that most politicians are loathe to use about their opponents—a lie.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
I'm not one who faints at the thought that politicians might be a wee bit disingenuous with their attacks, but reporters enamored with all that straight talk should stop letting themselves be played. Assuming they want that of course.
by Atrios at 12:43