10/11/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lynn Sweet Corrects McCain On Obama And Sex Ed

While a state senator in Illinois, Barack Obama never championed a bill intended to teach kindergartners "comprehensive sex education," contrary to accusations by John McCain on Wednesday. McCain echoed a sexy--but misleading-- line of attack made last year by Mitt Romney and in 2004 by Alan Keyes, who Obama trounced in their U.S. Senate race.

McCain in an ad released on Wednesday tried to portray Obama as out of the mainstream when it comes to sex education. At issue is an extremist--and incorrect-- interpretation of sex ed legislation Obama backed in the Illinois state Senate.

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