But now even Karl Rove is saying McCain has gone too far. Yeah? What ad could be so despicable that even Karl Rove would say, "Hmm...wait a minute.."?
Here are the facts:
- The bill allowed for parents to opt their children out of such classes, no questions asked
- He didn't sponsor the bill
- He did vote for the bill, but it didn't pass
- The bill included education for kindergartners to learn how to identify avoid unwanted sexual contact from sexual predators
Yes, now I can see why even Rove would wince at such a distortion. I'm not sure it's a moral issue, though. With Rove it's still probably a matter of strategy. The ad was so overt in its distortions that it will potentially backfire.
After being on the receiving end of such a brutal negative campaign in 2000, I expected McCain to ramp up the mudslinging. However, he seems to have taken sleaze to an entirely new level.