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The out and out lies in political commercials really bother me. Both sides do it although from this site it looks like one side does it more than the other. Stumbled on this in the Sunday paper here. They were dissecting a McCain TV commercial regarding his energy plan. Be informed check things out on this site. www.factcheck.org
This is a really good article too about the many, many political chain e-mails that circulate. The article notices that while there is still plenty of time before the election that these emails have a decidedly Democratic slant and speculates on the possibility that these were written by political staffers themselves.