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Marc Ambinder: McCain Campaign Stands Up Palin Truth-Squadding Team

The McCain campaign is standing up a truth-squadding operation designed to push what they deem as “smears” about Gov. Sarah Palin out of circulation.

The team, headquartered in Arlington, includes Mark Paoletta, a former chief counsel for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Edward O’Callaghan, a former federal prosecutor for the Southern District, and Brian Jones, a GOP strategist and former RNC research director.  Jones, who stepped down as the campaign’s communications director last June, and Paoletta, who became a senior adviser to the campaign in August, are volunteers; O’Callaghan is on staff.