Sunday, November 2, 2008

Republicans leave no stone unturned ....

Aside from the odd dig at Caribou Barbie Sarah Palin I haven't really blogged about the US election - frankly I'm not that close to it, and others do a much better job - but this story just cries out for comment.

According to the UK Times Online, "The Republicans have made a last-minute attempt to prevent Barack Obama’s ascent to the White House by trying to recruit an Oxford academic to “prove” that his autobiography was ghostwritten by a former terrorist."

Desperate times call for desperate measures, I guess, and this witch-hunt is consistent with Palin's insistence on Obama's "palling around with terrorists" and the latest gotcha attacks about his dead father's half-sister, but still it's pretty despicable, even by US standards.

I can't help but think that these efforts do little but drive "soft" Republicans either away from the polls altogether, or into the Obama camp.

Read the article here, and a follow on here.


Anonymous said...

Is this anything like the Democrats doing their best to dig up dirt on "Joe the Plumber", simply because he dared to ask Obama some uncomfortable questions? Obama has gotten a free ride from the vast majority of the media.

Luke said...

Anonymous it’s obvious that you don’t have a clue. Admitting that you are ignorant will be the first step to gain knowledge.
It was the news media which uncovered this guy was not a fully licensed plumber and earned less than $250,000.
Also under Obama’s tax plan Joe the plumber would pay less tax than under the Mcain’s tax plan.