It's getting hard to tell if they're dishonest or merely incompetent. Here's the story in a nutshell--Gwen Ifill is writing a book about Barack Obama's impact on politics, and it's due to be released Jan 20, 2009. Now, Ifill discussed this book with Howard Kurtz last month in the Washington Post, so it's hardly a secret. The McCain campaign either knew, or should have known that she was working on it before they agreed to have Ifill moderate the VP debate.

So the question is, did they know and plan to use this information as a way to discredit an expected Biden win? Or did they not know and are now spinning furiously to try to cover for their own bad judgment?

Yep--just like the last eight years.

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