I made the mistake of turning on CNN the day before the election, and the Wasilla wingnut is in all her glory, telling us wonderful things like:
“It is not negative campaigning to talk about your opponent’s record.”
Well, actually, it is. And, attacking your opponent’s record is a perfectly legitimate line of attack, completely within ethical bounds, and to be expected.
The problem is that what you are getting tagged for are your bs smears, which are, by definition, also negative campaigning, but not deemed legitimate. For example- your “palling around with terrorists” crap. Or, as another example, Joe the plumber you touted just a second ago as the model of America, stated the following yesterday:
“McCain has fought and bled for our country, loves our country,” said Joe Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe the Plumber,” who has campaigned throughout Ohio with and on behalf of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. “There’s too many questions with Barack Obama and his loyalty to our country. And I question that greatly.”
Fox News’ Neil Cavuto tried to clarify: “You’re not doubting that he’s a good American. Or you are?”
“His ideology is completely different from what democracy stands for,” said Wurzelbacher.
Got it, Sarah? No one would complain if you were just looking at Obama’s plan or record and saying he is too liberal or has the wrong ideas. But when you and your buddies run around smearing him as a traitor, a friend of terrorists, or not sufficiently loyal, then you cross the line. This woman is either incredibly stupid, incredibly dishonest, or a toxic combination of both. John McCain’s career should be forever marred for his having elevated her to the national platform.