Wednesday, October 01, 2008

John McCain Defends The Straight Talk Express.

Notice how testy McCain gets when anyone questions his deplorable assertion that Obama wanted to teach sex education to children. Despite the fact that this has been repeatedly undermined by various fact checking organisations, McCain here insists that this is what Obama did. He claims that he has proof that Obama did this, even if we don't agree with that proof.

In other words he knows that there isn't a rational person on Earth who would agree with the reading that his campaign is making of this bill in order to make this assertion but he's claiming that, even though what he is saying is completely untrue, the very fact that such a reading can be made, means that it is alright for him to make it.

This is exactly what he did when he claimed that Obama had called Palin "a pig". He later admitted that Obama had done no such thing but that his use of careless language had allowed McCain to imply that he had, so the fault for that was really Obama's.

Did Barack Obama really call Sarah Palin a pig, as a John McCain ad leads people to believe? "No," McCain said Monday. The Republican presidential nominee defended the ad anyway, saying Obama "chooses his words very carefully."
When this campaign is all over McCain isn't going to have any reputation left to defend.

For him still to be claiming that the father of two young daughters wanted to teach sex education to kindergartners, simply because there is some sick way that one might possibly be able to extract such a reading from the bill, is amongst the most dishonorable things I have ever seen any politician do.

What has happened to this man? He's become Macbeth, displaying "vaulting ambition which o'erleaps itself and falls on the other", and he'll enjoy a similar success to his Scottish counterpart.

There'll be nothing left of him when this is all over.

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