Monday, June 09, 2008

The "Straight-Talk Express" runs off the rails

As Glenn Greenwald reports, John McCain is hardly a model of "straight talk". Charlie Savage picks up the thread here. Amidst the dross and slag of McCain campaign prevarication and dissembling, though, we have this one beaut which deserves to be singled out:
Asked whether the views Mr. Holtz-Eakin imputed to Mr. McCain were inaccurate, [McCain spokesperson] Mr. Bounds did not repudiate the statement. But late Thursday Mr. Bounds called and said, “to the extent that the comments of members of our staff are misinterpreted, they shouldn’t be read into as anything otherwise.”
Kind of reminiscent of Nixon press secretary Zeigler's "The others are inoperative", eh?


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