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Political Strategy of the Last Resort: Play Dirty

Here's what happened when Jeffrey Frederick, state legislator and head of the Virginia GOP gave a pep talk to a group of McCain-Palin volunteers:

He climbed atop a folding chair to give 30 campaign volunteers who were about to go canvassing door to door their talking points — for instance, the connection between Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden: "Both have friends that bombed the Pentagon," he said. "That is scary." It is also not exactly true — though that distorted reference to Obama's controversial association with William Ayers, a former 60s radical, was enough to get the volunteers stoked. "And he won't salute the flag," one woman added, repeating another myth about Obama. She was quickly topped by a man who called out, "We don't even know where Senator Obama was really born." Actually, we do; it's Hawaii.   

This is the type of propaganda that Congressman John Lewis and others are complaining about. If Senator McCain still needs specifics and doesn't understand what his campaign is doing to divide the country then that's even more confirmation of McCain's poor judgment and why he shouldn't be POTUS.


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