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McCain Ad: Education

We knew it was going to get ugly this fall and here's an indication of just how ugly it's going to be.

In a new ad hammering Obama on his support for a bill related to sex education, John McCain claims that his opponent wanted to teach kindergarten students about sex...before they could read. Watch the ad:

McCain Ad: Education

The problem with this ad, as with too many of McCain's ads, is that it's a fucking lie. The bill Obama supported actually required stricter standards on existing sex ed classes in Illinois schools that required the cirriculum to teach the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases and unprotected sex. The bill read, in part:

Each class or course in comprehensive sex education offered in any of grades K through 12 shall include instruction on the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including the prevention, transmission and spread of HIV.

Obama spokesman Bill Burton replied:

It is shameful and downright perverse for the McCain campaign to use a bill that was written to protect young children from sexual predators as a recycled and discredited political attack against a father of two young girls - a position that his friend Mitt Romney also holds. Last week, John McCain told Time magazine he couldn't define what honor was. Now we know why.

It should come as no surprise to anyone who pays attention that Karl Rove has been "informally" advising the McCain campaign. I guess McCain would rather lose his dignity and his soul than an election.

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