CAMPAIGN WATCHING….National Review editor Rich Lowry comments on John McCain’s ad claiming that Barack Obama refused to visit wounded troops during his visit to Germany:

I buy the basic Obama defense of his decision not to visit Landstuhl. I don’t think he was deliberately snubbing wounded troops. So I think the McCain ad is unfair, but it hits on a key vulnerability of Obama — the sense that he’s above-it-all and entirely too grand for his own good.

Shorter Lowry: Yeah, he was lying, but that just makes the ad even more awesome!

OK, now I’m being unfair. But considering how scurrilous this accusation was, couldn’t Lowry muster up just a slightly stronger condemnation than “but it makes a good point anyway”?