Since my traffic on Karl Rove’s lie about John McCain having an illegitimate black baby is spiking the charts today, I decided to break it down in the simplest of terms for those researching.
- Karl Rove smeared John McCain in South Carolina in 2000. Rove had Republican operatives circulate lies via push polling, “Would you be more or less likely to vote for John McCain…if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate black child?”
- At the same time, Rove also circulated rumors that McCain consorted with prostitutes, was homosexual (a Rovian favorite), and that Cindy McCain was a drug addict.
- The truth was that John and Cindy McCain adopted a child from the Mother Teresa Orphanage in Bangladesh.
- Freakishly, John McCain now uses Karl Rove as informal adviser to his campaign.