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Friday, September 12, 2008

McCain Camp Breaks 9/11 Truce

I guess you can't be entirely surprised by a move like this from a campaign that has gotten up to its eyeballs in sleaze:

The two presidential campaigns had declared a truce for the anniversary of 9/11. Traditional campaigning, especially of the negative sort, was supposed to be put on hold. But John McCain's campaign, it's now clear, broke that truce -- and did so with an ad that nonpartisan watchdog FactCheck.org calls "particularly egregious" for its distortions.

FactCheck is also responsible for noticing the violation of the truce; it caught the McCain camp airing the ad in Denver on Thursday, the seventh anniversary of 9/11. And there's another glaring sign I just noticed -- if you look at the YouTube page for the ad, it says the video was added on Sept. 11, 2008.