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September 12th, 2008
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A Really Good Piece from Paul Krugman in Today's NY Times
called "Blizzard of Lies" on the blatant lies coming out of the McCain Campaign and why we should care that they lie all the time. Here's an excerpt:

"I’m talking, instead, about the relationship between the character of a campaign and that of the administration that follows. Thus, the deceptive and dishonest 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign provided an all-too-revealing preview of things to come. In fact, my early suspicion that we were being misled about the threat from Iraq came from the way the political tactics being used to sell the war resembled the tactics that had earlier been used to sell the Bush tax cuts.

And now the team that hopes to form the next administration is running a campaign that makes Bush-Cheney 2000 look like something out of a civics class. What does that say about how that team would run the country?

What it says, I’d argue, is that the Obama campaign is wrong to suggest that a McCain-Palin administration would just be a continuation of Bush-Cheney. If the way John McCain and Sarah Palin are campaigning is any indication, it would be much, much worse."

Read the whole piece at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/12/opinion/12krugman.html?ref=opinion.

Dale

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From:partly_bouncy
Date:September 12th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
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Really enjoyed that. And McCain repeated the ""Teaching kindergartners sex ed" lie on The View today.
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From:mofic
Date:September 12th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
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Did the interviewer (is it an interview show?) say it's a lie?

Dale
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From:davidfcooper
Date:September 12th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
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It's exasperating that network interviewers won't press McCain and Palin on this, and instead let him get away with his "campaigns are rough" alibi.
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From:hitchhiker
Date:September 13th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
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the *scariest* thing about mccain (and that's saying a lot!) is the thought that he could die and leave palin in charge.
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From:mofic
Date:September 15th, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
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And it blows my mind that all those Republicans who were saying that Barack Obama (12 years teaching constitutional law, 8 years in state legislature representing a district more populous than Alaska, almost 4 years as a United States Senator) was too "inexperienced" to be POTUS are just overjoyed, at least publically, at Palin. Either they're really dismayed but don't want Obama to win so they're lying (e.g. Peggy Noonan) or it wasn't his inexperience that was the issue for them and they've been lying all along.

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