Remember Ken Blackwell’s NAMBLA-supports-my-opponent argument?

It looks like McCain is pulling a Blackwell in his new ad: accusing Barack Obama of passing legislation to teach sex ed to kindergartners…

Obviously the accusation is a lie. Obama’s bill included “‘age appropriate’ sex-education for children as a means of teaching them what was proper or inproper touching, as well as to protect them against pedophiles”. Hardly the same thing as handing out flavored condoms with their milk and cookies.

But hey- why let the truth get in the way of political attacks.

The response from the Obama campaign was pretty good though:

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.

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