Sunday, October 19, 2008

My word is oak. Sort of.

Back in 2000, Sen. McCain was the victim of disgusting robocalls, engineered by Karl Rove and the Bush Campaign to sabotage McCain's presidential campaign in South Carolina. The robocalls angered honorable American hero John McCain so much that he issued the straight-talk, my-word-is-oak type statement he used to make and, you know, keep:

"I promise you I have never and will never have anything to do with that kind of political tactic."

Today on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace asked McCain about the vicious robocalls he now is running against Sen. Obama. Ironically, McCain has hired the exact same firm that ran the robocalls against him to use the tactic against Obama. Noting that Sen. Susan Collins, Republican of Maine and co-chair of McCain's campaign in Maine, called for McCain to stop using the robocalls immediately, Wallace asked if McBush would do so:

MCCAIN: Of course not. These are legitimate and truthful and they are
far different than the phone calls that were made about my family and about
certain aspects that -- things that this is -- this is dramatically different
and either you haven't -- didn't see those things in 2000.

WALLACE: No, I saw them.

MCCAIN: Or you don't know the difference between that and
what is a legitimate issue, and that is Senator Obama being truthful with the
American people.

Watch it here

1 comment:

Warm Apple Pie said...

Sickening. More sickening because it is a tried and true tactic that scores points.