Sunday, October 05, 2008

Pay no attention to the man behind the bomb

Is it still a smear if it's true? In the Obama lexicon, maybe especially if it's true.

Okay, let's be fair. Obama took a beating for being a member of Jeremiah "God Damn America" Wright's church, then another for dumping Wright under political pressure. He knows some loathsome people, and that's the way it is. Not really much he can do about it now.

But would the media be trying to downplay it if, say, McCain had had a third cousin who got his hair cut by a guy who once used the same men's room as Eric Rudolph? Every media outlet and lefty blogger in the country would be demanding an account and then calling him a liar for whatever his answer was. If the standard were applied the same way to both sides, it would be a non-issue.

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