That's why he's such a rotten liar. The McCain campaign is being honest about this, at least. It fits in with the whole persecution complex the GOP has cultivated out of its base - that liberal media is picking on me, waaah! - which has been in play since Nixon. It also underscores the simple truth that their party has brought America to ruin. Anything to distract us from the issues and the facts until November 4.
After that, who cares? We win. That's all that matters. Great moralists, these Republicans.