A New York Times editorial takes the McCain-Palin campaign to task over sleazy tactics:
"Senator John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin have been running one of the most appalling campaigns we can remember," the Tuesday editorial said. "They have gone far beyond the usual fare of quotes taken out of context and distortions of an opponent's record — into the dark territory of race-baiting and xenophobia. Senator Barack Obama has taken some cheap shots at Mr. McCain, but there is no comparison."
"We certainly expected better from Mr. McCain, who once showed withering contempt for win-at-any-cost politics," the editorial says.