The Republicans have been touting their family values, as if the rest of us were deficient in both values and morals. One quality high on my morality list that lacks importance with Republicans is honesty — good old-fashioned truthfulness.

John McCain has not been honest in this second campaign. He's now identical to Bush.

Gov. Sarah Palin's acceptance speech contained little truth, most obviously in her attacks on Barack Obama.

For all the family values the Republicans claim to have, lying is a tool they use without shame.

Patsy Washburn

Salt Lake City