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Saturday, November 15, 2008

blizzard of lies

Top 10 reasons to attack Spain

Josh Marshall concludes McCain must have not understood what he was being asked re: Spain. You can hear the actual exchange here. Steve Benen puts the gaffe into context:

Let's also not lose sight of the broader pattern. McCain thinks the recent conflict between Russia and Georgia was "the first probably serious crisis internationally since the end of the Cold War." He thinks Iraq and Pakistan share a border. He believes Czechoslovakia is still a country. He's been confused about the difference between Sudan and Somalia. He's been confused about whether he wants more U.S. troops in Afghanistan, more NATO troops in Afghanistan, or both. He's been confused about how many U.S. troops are in Iraq. He's been confused about whether the U.S. can maintain a long-term presence in Iraq. He's been confused about Iran's relationship with al Qaeda. He's been confused about the difference between Sunni and Shi'ia. McCain, following a recent trip to Germany, even referred to "President Putin of Germany." All of this incoherence on his signature issue.

Obama campaign manager David Plouffe provides a rundown on the campaign for supporters (vid)

This Gail Collins column is pretty hilarious

Another McCain sycophant steps off the bus. Steve Benen notes that she follows Richard Cohen, Stephen Chapman, Michael Kinsley, Thomas Friedman, Sebastian Mallaby, Joe Klein, E.J. Dionne, Ruth Marcus, Mark Halperin, and Bob Herbert...
All admired John McCain, all held him in the highest regard, and all of have been disgusted as McCain has descended into a Republican hack.

Joe Klein has more:

John McCain has raised serious questions about whether he has the character to lead the nation. He has defaced his beloved military code of honor. He has run a dirty campaign.

any idea what she's talking about?

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