WaPo, page one:
For four days, Sen. John McCain and his allies have accused Sen. Barack Obama of snubbing wounded soldiers by canceling a visit to a military hospital because he could not take reporters with him, despite no evidence that the charge is true.Howie P.S.: For a different story line about Obama today, check out "Teaching Law, Testing Ideas, Obama Stood Apart" (NY Times). Before we can get too giddy over the WaPo story, Greg Sargent spoils the party:
Gibbs was asked yesterday about the continuing allegations from McCain that the real reason was a desire to bring a media entourage to the hospital.
"That's completely untrue, and I think, honestly, they know it's untrue," Gibbs said.
Okay, just when we get done saying how great The Washington Post was for knocking down McCain's false troop visit attack, along comes a really, really bad one. Of course, that hasn't stopped the GOP from attacking Obama over the quote.Howie P.P.S.: Just double-down on the headline. A TPM commenter asks "How will Obama deal with McCain's bitch slaps?"