"What is puzzling is why some people find it necessary to make up false statements and attribute those statements to someone else.
If they think that the person they oppose is wrong — and why else would they oppose him? — then why is it necessary to make up something, when they can just show that what he actually said is wrong?
Making something up is a confession of both intellectual and moral bankruptcy."
-- Thomas Sowell, on the tactics being used by supporters of Barack Obama, for the National Review.