Pot, this is kettle. Palin in Florida this morning:

"This election is about the truthfulness and judgment needed in our next president,” Palin insisted. "John McCain has it and Barack Obama doesn’t."

McCain and Palin are thrashing around like a couple of trout in a shallow bait pan.  It takes some brass ones to claim the moral high ground after all of their whoppers lately.  Delusions of candor, anyone?

McCain would rather throw away your future and the nation’s soul than lose the election.

How does that make you feel? Personally, I’m beyond disgusted. And so are an increasing number of Republicans:

"The well of false sanctimony is not a bottomless pit," explains one Republican consultant. "I think they have reached the bottom of the well."

The truth? McCain’s digging his own erratic hole. Freezing out the Florida GOP chair for suggesting Palin learn the basics of policy and politics attuned to Florida.   Detail’s not their forte, which is likely why Obama is ahead in FL. And Pennsylvania. And a number of other battleground states.  And their dog-whistle surrogates are worse:  

— McCain is set to "debate" Obama this evening in a town hall-style forum.  Perhaps someone could ask McCain about the dog-whistle surrogates of the GOP?  

Well, this is nauseatingly crass.  Including pretending that FOX and Hannity have clean hands.  Way to buck up the anti-semetic pimping filthmongers among us!

—  Speaking of filthmongers, these ads are disgusting

— What does all of this have in common?  McCain’s politics of desperation.  It’s spreading.

Since McCain is likely to throw a number of "Obama doesn’t understands" along with the kitchen sink tonight, what I’d love is this response:

"Why don’t you ask regular folks out there in America how well your long, long years of so-called leadership on corporate deregulation is working for their retirement savings and grocery and gas bills?"

Or maybe he could just ask where McCain got his Keating party hat.

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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