Does the Truth Matter Anymore? - Washington Post
As Campaign Heats Up, Untruths Can Become Facts Before They're Undone - Washington Post
Note the McCain spokesman on Palin's lies: "...[T]here's a bigger truth out there and the bigger truths are she's new, she's popular in Alaska and she is an insurgent. As long as those are out there, these little facts don't really matter." Translation: Lies are fine, as long as they dupe the voters.
Here's a bigger truth: You're all scuzzbags.
(Aren't these campaign games to be expected? To an extent. As a counterexample see the Obama camp, whose mild instances of spin--all firmly rooted in reality and defensible even as stated--seem to me within bounds. What McCain & Co. are doing, on the other hand, is beyond spin--B.S., if you will.)
(For those of you who missed it: McCain on honor.)
LATE ADDITION: Why Do Lies Prevail? - Washington Post