CNN Fact Checks McCain and concludes that he’s lying:
Eugene Robinson in the Washington Post notices that even after Palin admits that she stretched the truth, she repeats the very same lie again:
© Tony Auth
UPDATE: The lies just keep on coming. In several interviews this morning, McCain bragged about his duties in the Senate:
“I understand the economy. I was chairman of the Commerce Committee that oversights every part of our economy.” – on CNBC’s Squak Box
“I know how to fix this economy. I have had great experience on these issues as chairman of the Commerce Committee.” – on Fox’s Morning Joe
The problem is that it is not the Senate Commerce Committee that has oversight over the economy, it is the Senate Banking Committee. If we have a problem with the Coast Guard, highway safety, sports, or the Panama Canal then the Commerce Committee would deal with it. But if we have a problem with banks, housing, credit, financial services, monetary policy, or the federal reserve — those areas that are currently in crisis — they we would go to the Banking Committee. McCain either doesn’t know what his committee does, or he is just simply lying. Again.
UPDATE 2: Now MSNBC does a fact check of Palin. Not only is she lying, but she keeps lying about the same things that people have already pointed out are lies.