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    Filed at 2:15 pm under by dcobranchi

    There is a word for this in English. It’s called “lying.”

    “McCain has similarly gone one step too far, attributing to Obama things that are, you know, beyond the 100% truth test.” –Karl Rove

    When you’ve lost Karl Rove, you’ve really hit bottom. And you’ve gotta love the Obama campaign’s response:

    “In case anyone was still wondering whether John McCain is running the sleaziest, most dishonest campaign in history, today Karl Rove — the man who held the previous record — said McCain’s ads have gone too far.”

    [via The Washington Monthly]

    2 Responses to “VOCABULARY LESSON”

    Comment by
    September 14th, 2008
    at 2:30 pm

    I hope that right this minute the Obama campaign is preparing an ad featuring that quote.

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    September 16th, 2008
    at 8:51 am

    The Ugly New McCain
    By Richard Cohen
    Wednesday, September 17, 2008

    The Ugly New McCain”:

    . . .At a forum last week at Columbia University, McCain said, “But right now we have to restore trust and confidence in government.”

    This was always the promise of John McCain, the single best reason to vote for him. America has been cheated on too many times — the lies of Vietnam and Watergate and Iraq. So many lies. . . .McCain was going to fix all that. He was going to look the American people in the eyes and say, not me. I will not lie to you. I am John McCain, son and grandson of admirals. I tell the truth.

    But Joy Behar [on The View] knew better. And so McCain lied about his lying and maybe thinks that if he wins the election, he can — as he did in South Carolina — renounce who he was and what he did and resume his old persona.

    It won’t work. Karl Marx got one thing right — what he said about history repeating itself. Once is tragedy, a second time is farce. John McCain is both.