Rachel Weiner does two things. First, she provides a transcript of the latest lie from Team McCain:
ANNCR: Iran. Radical Islamic government. Known sponsors of terrorism. Developing nuclear capabilities to “generate power” but threatening to eliminate Israel. Obama says Iran is a “tiny” country, “doesn’t pose a serious threat”. Terrorism, destroying Israel, those aren’t “serious threats”? Obama — dangerously unprepared to be president. JOHN MCCAIN: I’m John McCain and I approved this message.
She also shows why this is misleading. But calling Team McCain on their latest lie was not enough for Steve Benen:
I’ll give the McCain campaign credit for one thing: these guys are among the most accomplished liars in a generation. Sure, some shameless charlatans have come and gone over the last few decades, but when it comes to genuine, almost pathological, dishonesty, the McCain campaign is setting the bar very high (or low, depending on one’s perspective).
It is true that the entire Team McCain campaign has degenerated into Rovian smear tactics which in almost every case is based on one lie after another. I don’t trust our press to do their job as they have not so far. Someone needs to say these loud and clear: Team McCain is offering no particular reason for John McCain to be President – unless having a serial liar as the nation’s leader is a high priority for you.