UPI reports that, after staking out a campaign based on straight talk, Republican presidential nominee John McCain, has veered from the truth in recent weeks.
McCain has distorted the record of his opponent, Democrat Barack Obama, and has exaggerated the record and foreign policy bona fides of his own running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.
The newspaper said that among the McCain camp's misstatements are that Obama favors sex education for kindergartners and that Palin sold her state plane on eBay and turned down federal money for the so-called "bridge to nowhere."
Most recently, the McCain campaign went on the defensive after The Boston Globe reported Saturday that Palin's 2007 trip to Iraq, which the campaign had provided as evidence of her foreign policy experience, was actually a trip to a Kuwait-Iraq border crossing.
John McCain has no steak to sell so he tries to peddle Sarah Palin sizzle and just fabricates the rest.