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How bad is it when Karl Rove says you’re lying too much…

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McCain’s Lying Has Gone Too Far, According To … Karl Rove!
By Greg Sargent – September 14, 2008, 1:14PM

Wow. This is a bit like being labeled a sleaze merchant by Bob Guccione or Larry Flynt.

The Obama campaign is calling attention to Karl Rove’s appearance on Fox News today, in which he actually told Chris Wallace that McCain’s lying adver-sleazements have gone too far:

WALLACE: All right, and for fair game, what is McCain doing that goes a step too far?

ROVE: Well, McCain has gone in some of his ads — similarly gone one step too far, and sort of attributing to Obama things that are, you know, beyond the 100-percent-truth test.

In fairness, Rove also says Obama has gone too far on occasion, but of course he’s going to say that. Plus, Rove doesn’t single Obama out for mendacity, merely for the quality of his attacks. The liar in this race is McCain — according to the Great One himself!

The Obama campaign, not surprisingly, jumped on Rove’s remark, emailing out this from spokesperson Tommy Vietor:

“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.”

This is an honor indeed.

Late Update: Here’s vid…


Written by arnold

September 14, 2008 at 11:31 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. Wow. Someone’s picking their words out veeeeerrry carefully.

    [actual literal transcript of soundbite]:
    “Well Mc- Mc- Mc- Mc- McCain has gone in his — in some of his adds — similarly gone — one step too far in sort of attributing to Obama things that are, you know, beyond, beyond, beyond, the, the, the, the, the, the 100% truth test.”

    the kyle

    September 14, 2008 at 9:14 pm

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