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Spin Control

Calling some things uncalled for

Some scurrilous things are circulating at the convention, chairman Kirby Wilbur says, and delegates should be aware that they don't come from the party.

Spelling John McCain's name with a hammer and sickle for the C is uncalled for, Wilbur says.
Suggesting Ron Paul is a racist is uncalled for, he adds.

With that, debate on the platform begins.

The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.