In another thread entitled: Obama-McCain Town Hall Debates? ( I suggest that you first read the actual post there to get the context here) And this What was actually said on the TV show in question... In the harshest moments of the show, co-host Joy Behar grilled McCain about two campaign ads released this week that imply Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama was insulting GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin when he used the phrase "lipstick on a pig" during a stump speech and another ad that suggested Obama wanted to teach sex education to kindergartners. "We know these ads are lies," said Behar. "But you say 'I approve these messages.' Do you really approve them?" "Actually, they are not lies," answered McCain before being interrupted by Barbara Walters http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/Story?id=5789451&page=1 I leave it to you to draw your own conclusions.