ROVE SAYS MCCAIN HAS GONE ‘ONE STEP TOO FAR’…. Karl Rove was reluctant to say it, and he tried really hard not to say it, but he conceded on Fox News this morning that John McCain’s ads aren’t exactly accurate.

Here’s the clip, by way of the Jed Report, of Rove pontificating on “Fox News Sunday” earlier today. I didn’t watch the interview, and in context, I suspect Rove had just finished accusing the Obama campaign of some kind of dishonesty.

But host Chris Wallace asked, “All right, for fair game, what does McCain do that goes one step too far?”

Rove responded, “McCain has similarly gone one step too far, attributing to Obama things that are, you know, beyond the 100% truth test.”

It didn’t take long for the Obama campaign to issue a response: “In case anyone was still wondering whether John McCain is running the sleaziest, most dishonest campaign in history, today Karl Rove — the man who held the previous record — said McCain’s ads have gone too far.”

No doubt coming soon to an ad near you.

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Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.