http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/01/us...s.html?_r=1&hp

Every four years there are lies in campaigns, and at times a blurry line between acceptable political argument and outright sophistry. But recent events from the misleading statements in convention speeches to television advertisements repeating widely debunked claims have raised new questions about whether the political culture still holds any penalty for falsehood.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.