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Don’t know why the McCain camp is making a particular fuss over Obama campaign mailers which are raising money by exploiting the financial crisis. Isn’t Obama’s entire campaign is based on convincing Americans that they are miserable?

Barack Obama is in danger of snatching “worst liar” mantle — is  the MSM waking up?

New Hampshaire’s  Union Leader thinks so: “For despite his rhetoric, he [Obama] is in fact campaigning so dishonestly that even The Washington Post and The New York Times have called him on it. Which means that he is in practice no different from those regular politicians against whom his entire campaign has been built.”

Obama better hope that there are not too many like Lynette Long – former Hillary fan, now McCain supporter arguing that the abortion issue has held women “hostage” to the Democratic party. Ya gotta love her chutzpa in wearing a Palin button into the Whole Foods in (super liberal) Bethesda, Maryland.

An interesting catch by Dan Blatt: for a guy who swears that Israel is close to his heart (“I deeply understood the Zionist idea,” he told AIPAC in recounting tales of his youth), Obama never mentions Israel in his book.

Joe Biden (“F” rated by the NRA) tries to sound tough on guns – and makes his running mate sound worse in the process. Are there Democrats who still think Biden was a good choice?

Those who have nothing good to say about Biden are keeping quiet.

And others are sharing these tidbits: “Biden’s miserly charitable giving jibes fairly exactly with the findings in Arthur Brooks’ Who Really Cares? which reports that “those who say they strongly oppose redistribution by government to remedy income inequality give over 10 times more to charity than those who strongly support government intervention, with a difference of $1,627 annually versus $140 to all causes,” a gap not explained away by discrepancies in religious giving. Last year, the tax returns of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) show charitable giving of 27.3 percent to 28.6 percent of his income.”

But we forget: Obama’s charitable giving wasn’t that great either (.5%–6.1% of salary). Pretty odd for a guy who gave away plenty of other people’s money – even before getting to the U.S. Senate.

Is the McCain camp really going to start bring up Reverend Wright? It seems that Bill Ayers and James Johnson, not to mention Tony Rezko — now there’s a guy in the middle of the housing market – pack more punch.

Tom Maguire does his thing on the Taheri story and concludes that Obama confused the Iraqis, not to mention the staffer who issued denials about his alleged interference with negotiations over the Status of Forces Agreement. I’m willing to accept that Obama was unclear and inarticulate in dealing with foreign leaders rather than mendacious.



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