Monday, August 25, 2008

Loose Connections

What would you say if I told you that John McCain spent five years hanging out with a bunch of Commies?

Oh, sure, he says he was a P.O.W. But how do we really know?

That’s about the level of discourse and reliability reflected in an ad being put up by a bunch of right-wing nutballs calling themselves the American Issues Project, except it’s about Barack Obama. They’ve come up with a political ad that ties William Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960’s, to Barack Obama. The ad is scurrilous and probably a violation of the election laws to the degree that even FOX News said — at first — they wouldn’t run it… but managed to slip it on the air somehow. (Like someone tripped over it and it accidentally ran…) And it just showed up on TV here in Toledo.

Ten more weeks of this crap…