The online "sliming" of Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin has taken its toll on the campaign, as a militant-sounding "Truth Squad" has been formed to tackle online detractors and flat-out fabrications against the Alaskan Governor.
From the Missouri Bootheel, a congresswoman has been drafted into the Squad, added just this afternoon to a revised press release.
All this talk of truth squads, air-drops and mini-armies has us thinking McCain-Palin is declaring war on the Obama-Biden ticket. Democratic VP candidate Joe Biden, of course, was in Mehlville, Missouri today, saying the same thing as the McCain-Palin campaign, that "honesty" is needed.
So who's telling the truth? Who knows.
Here's the full roster of the McCain-Palin honest team. National Members Of The Palin Truth Squad: · Former Governor Jane Swift (R-MA) · Governor Linda Lingle (R-HI) · Lt. Governor Sean Parnell, (R-AK) · Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) · Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) · Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) · Congresswoman Thelma Drake (R-VA) ` Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson (R, MO) · Congresswoman Mary Fallin (R-OK) · Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) · Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) · Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) ` Congresswoman Candice Miller (R-MI) · Congresswoman Sue Myrick (R-FL) · Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) · Congresswoman Heather Wilson (R-NM) · Jo Ann Davidson, RNC Co-Chair · Rosario Marin, Former U.S. Treasurer · Meg Stapleton, Former Aide To Governor Palin · Kristan Cole, Lifelong Friend Of Governor Palin State Members Of The Palin Truth Squad: · Former Lt. Governor Jane Norton (CO) · State Representative Amy Stephens (CO) · State Board of Education Member Peggy Littleton (CO) · State Representative Ellyn Bogdanoff (FL) · County Commissioner Mildred Fernandez (FL) · Former Iowa Senate President And Former U.S. Ambassador To The Eastern Caribbean, Mary Kramer (IA) · State Representative Jackie Walorski (IN) · State Representative Laura Brod (MN) · Former GOP State Party Chairwoman And Former State Rep. Barb Sykora (MN) · Jayne Millerick, Former NH GOP Chair (NH) · State Senator Jennifer Beck, Honorary Co-Chair NJ Women For McCain-Palin (NJ) · Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose, Honorary Vice Chair NJ Women For McCain-Palin (NJ) · Bergen County Clerk Kathe Donovan, Honorary Co-Chair NJ Women For McCain-Palin (NJ) · DA Dona Ana County Susana Martinez (NM) · Former Lt. Gov. Lorraine Bono-Hunt (NV) · State Senator Barbara Cegavske (NV) · State Assemblywoman Heidi Gansert (NV) · Sue Lowden, Nevada GOP Chair (NV) Kay Ayres, OH GOP Vice Chair (OH) · Betty Montgomery, Ohio Women For McCain-Palin Chair (OH) · Mary Taylor, Ohio Auditor Of State (OH) · Margie Hughes, Clackamas County Chair Of Women For McCain-Palin (OR) · Linda Neace, West Linn Small Business Owner For McCain-Palin (OR) · Deanna Smith, Women For McCain-Palin Chairwoman (OR) · Renee Amoore, PA GOP Deputy Chair (PA) · Joyce Haas, PA GOP Vice Chair (PA) · State Senator Lisa Baker (PA) · Diana Irey, Washington County Commissioner (PA) · Christine Toretti, RNC National Committeewoman and McCain-Palin Pennsylvania Co-Chair (PA) · Kim Ward, Westmoreland County Commissioner and McCain-Palin Pennsylvania Regional Chair (PA) · Former First Lady Susan Allen (VA) · Lori Ann Miller, Young Republican Federation Of VA Chairman (VA) · Former Lt. Gov. Margaret Farrow (WI) · Peggy Oban Boze, McCain-Palin Chairwomen For King County (WA) · Susan McCaw, Former Ambassador To Austria (WA) · Della Newman, Former Ambassador To New Zealand (WA)