John McCain is finding himself with a couple of outstanding Republican frenemies after his nasty attack ads, especially the one distorting Obama’s record on education. First, Mitt Romney, of all people, called out McCain and wondered what folks would see as the future of the Republican party:
And then today, CNN published an article online with this quote from … drum roll … Karl Rove(!):
“McCain has gone in some of his ads — similarly gone one step too far,” he told Fox News, “and sort of attributing to Obama things that are, you know, beyond the ‘100 percent truth’ test.”
In fairness, I must say that the “similarly” gone too far comparison was to the Obama campaign, but it is astounding to me that Rove would turn on McCain in this manner. Rove, the mastermind behind the reprehensible smear campaign against McCain in 2000 during the Bush / McCain primary, is the last person on earth to be calling anyone else out for nastiness. And yet, here he is, calling out McCain. Fascinating, isn’t it?