McCain-Palin 2008

"Fact Check"
30-second ad run in key states announced Sept. 10, 2008.


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[Music] Female announcer: The attacks on Governor Palin have been called "completely false"..."misleading".

And, they've just begun.

The Journal reports Obama "air-dropped a mini-army of 30 lawyers, investigators and opposition researchers" into Alaska to dig dirt on Governor Palin.

As Obama drops in the polls, he'll try to destroy her.

Obama's "politics of hope"?  Empty words.

McCain (voiceover): I'm John McCain and I approved this message.

Notes: According to the press release, "The ad highlights the Obama campaign's efforts to smear Governor Sarah Palin by peddling in rumors and airdropping operatives into Alaska to dig up dirt."

The Obama campaign responded by sending out's analysis, which noted among other points that,

"With its latest ad, released Sept. 10, the McCain-Palin campaign has altered our message in a fashion we consider less than honest. The ad strives to convey the message that said "completely false" attacks on Sarah Palin had come from Sen. Barack Obama. We said no such thing."

"The ad also quotes the Wall Street Journal as saying that the Obama campaign 'air-dropped a mini-army of 30 lawyers, investigators and opposition researchers to dig dirt on Governor Palin.' That's also a distortion. The Wall Street Journal opinion articledid not say that the Obama team was there to 'dig dirt.' It said they were there do 'dig into her record and background.'"