On Saturday, the Obama campaign released a new ad criticizing John McCain's support for turning southern Nevada's Yucca Mountain into the nation's nuclear waste dump.
This is a huge issue here in Nevada, and McCain is on the wrong side. His support for Yucca will almost certainly cost him the state in November.
So how is McCain responding to the new ad? Simple -- he's doing the only thing Bush Republicans know how to do: he's lying about Barack Obama's record.
Through the GOP, the McCain campaign is now claiming -- entirely falsely -- that Barack Obama actually supports dumping nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain. Their evidence? Two votes from 2005 which funded energy and water programs throughout the nation.
But even though these votes approved some funding for programs at Yucca Mountain, they were not votes in favor of the project.
Ironically, McCain voted against one of the bills and for the other. So by his own logic, I guess that means John McCain was against dumping waste in Nevada before he was for it.
Update - Here's the Obama ad criticizing McCain for supporting the nation's nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain:
And here's local coverage of McCain's June 25 visit to Nevada during which he was dogged by the Yucca issue: