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McCain Deflates His Own "Tire-gauge" Attack

After all the stupidity and charade surrounding the GOP's attack on Obama --including this lampooning by Stephen Colbert -- for proposing a common se

After all the stupidity and charade surrounding the GOP's attack on Obama --including this lampooning by Stephen Colbert -- for proposing a common sense approach to increasing fuel efficiency, McCain is forced to admit that it's a pretty good idea.


The surprise came during a telephone town hall meeting McCain held on Tuesday with voters in Pennsylvania.

“Obama said a couple of days ago says we all should inflate our tires. I don’t disagree with that. The American Automobile Association strongly recommends it,” McCain said.

But he kept up his broad criticism of Obama on energy: "I ... don't think that that (inflating tires) is a way to become energy independent."

Would that be another flip-flop, McSame? Contrary to the Team McCain attacks, Obama never suggested that properly inflating your tires and keeping your engine tuned alone will make us energy independent. But as is always true with the Republican distortion machine, facts and context never get in the way of a good smear... even when the attacker admits that the target of the smear was right all along.

There are more Colbert/Stewart videos on the campaign available at Indecision '08.

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