The ad wars heated up yesterday when John McCain released this commercial attacking Barack Obama‘s education policy.
That policy, says the narrator, amounts to little more than passing “comprehensive sex education” to kindergartners. (Someone think of the children!) What the ad doesn’t say, however, is that Obama’s “sex education” was meant to help teach children about sexual abuse and molestation. The legislation was preventative.
The Obama camp’s rightfully displeased about McCain’s low blow and described his misinformation as “perverse”. Campaign spokesman Bill Burton blasted the Republican’s team:
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.
The best part of all this – the articles cited in the McCain commercial are also severely critical of his policy.