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Karl Rove: McCain Ads Go Beyond Truth — Do You Agree?



John McCain's ad and speeches that claim Obama supports sex-ed of kindergartners, called Sarah Palin a pig, as well as the repeated claim that Palin told Congress "no thanks" to the Bridge to Nowhere have raised some eyebrows.

McCain's campaign has explained its tactics confessing that when McCain played nice in 2000, he lost. McCain's spokesman said: "Clearly we intend to stay on offense . . . because the campaign is fundamentally about him (Obama). We feel comfortable about the ads we’re running and arguments we’re making.” Well the tactic makes someone unlikely uncomfortable: Karl Rove.

Rove told Fox News Sunday that both have gone too far. He said Obama's ad claiming that McCain cannot send email is unfair because McCain's war injuries prevent him from typing. (McCain did say a few months ago that he's learning to use a computer.)

About McCain, the former brain of Bush said: "McCain has gone in some of his ads —similarly gone one step too far, and sort of attributing to Obama things that are, you know, beyond the 100-percent-truth test. They don't have to attack each other this way. They have legitimate points to make about each other." The Obama camp piled on Rove's admission, saying: "In case anyone was still wondering whether John McCain is running the sleaziest, most dishonest campaign in history, today Karl Rove — the man who held the previous record — said McCain's ads have gone too far."

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