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MoveOn Hits McCain When He's Gone Silent

John McCain may have suspended his campaign so he can help save the economy, but that hasn't stopped MoveOn.org from blaming the mess on him and his allies.

In terms of production values, the ad is a bit rough around the edges. It plays on McCain's fondness for the phrase "my friends," bringing in campaign manager Rick Davis, former senator Phil Gramm and, of course, President Bush.

The ad comes from MoveOn's political action committee, which means it's financed with small, reportable contributions. The group says it's spending $100,000 to put it on national cable.