The truth? What's that?
I spoke recently about Gov. Sarah Palin's lie about Sen. Barack Obama "palling around with terrorists," but the Republicans sure don't have the market cornered on untruths and twisted facts. I got a mailing at the house the other day from Planned Parenthood exhorting me to vote for Obama and other "women's rights" candidates. The flier talks a lot about "reproductive health" and "reproductive rights." It mentions the threat Sen. John McCain and Palin would pose to Roe v. Wade, and it claims that McCain has "earned a zero rating from Planned Parenthood Action Fund because he has cast 125 votes against women's health." But not once does the mailing use the word "abortion," even though that's what this clearly is all about. Planned Parenthood should just come out and say that it favors women's access to abortion. And that bit about McCain voting against "women's health"? C'mon. He opposes abortion. Everybody knows that. And, yes, he would nominate people to the Supreme Court who would be inclined to overturn Roe v. Wade. But nobody believes that McCain is opposed to the overall health of our country's women. That's just ridiculous.