The RNC is really losing its grip over the new DNC ad of John McCain making his "100 years" in Iraq comment. I don’t quite know how, but a clip of John McCain uttering this statement himself is supposed to be "false and defamatory." They’re demanding CNN and MSNBC not run it.

The whole thing must be testing just horribly for McCain. I was on PBS’s To the Contrary with McCain adviser Nancy Pfotenhauer yesterday, who did her best John McCain temper impression when the comment was mentioned.

Atrios was right — it makes them instantly and inexplicably irrational. Nancy starts repeating "factcheck.org" like McCain made the comment in Chinese or something and people couldn’t understand what he meant without a translator.

Use "100 years" and "Iraq" in the same sentence and I think people get the idea.

North Carolina bloggers will be delivering a letter to Liddy Dole, telling her to stop the RNC attack ads against Obama. You can sign the letter here. And if you’re a kossak, please go recommend Hekebolos’ diary on it — jh