A new McCain ad accuses Obama of wanting to teach little kids about sex. The graphic includes a floating Obama head casting a lecherous glance downward.
It made me think of a story Hunter S. Thompson once told about old "Landslide Lyndon" Johnson:
Back in 1948, during his first race for the U.S. Senate, Lyndon Johnson was running about ten points behind, with only nine days to go. He was sunk in despair. He was desperate. And it was just before noon on a Monday, they say, when he called his equally depressed campaign manager and instructed him to call a press conference for just before lunch on a slow news day and accuse his high-riding opponent, a pig farmer, of having routine carnal knowledge of his barnyard sows, despite the pleas of his wife and children.
His campaign manager was shocked. "We can't say that, Lyndon," he supposedly said. "You know it's not true."
"Of course it's not true!" Johnson barked at him. "But let's make the bastard deny it!"
Johnson ... won that election by fewer than a hundred votes, and after that he was home free.