1. McCain and Palin called up fraudster Ashley Todd and ‘wishing her a speedy recovery’ after she lied about being attacked by a tall Black man who carved a ‘B’ into her cheek.
2. They did no fact-checking, and if they can’t do fact-checking before a telephone call like that now, when can we expect them to fact-check once they are in the White House.
3. Employing the kind of campaign directors in Pennsylvania that will come out and make incendiary remarks about what proved to be a hoax.
4. Palin says she supports scientific research on autism but she disses genetic research on fruit flies, which is key to scientific advances in this field.