That’s the word from NBC; Team Maverick has already leaped to denounce it. The most interesting aspect? The timing. The two Democrats mentioned in the clip, Perdue and Moore, are running against each other in the gubernatorial primary. There’s no reason for the state GOP to attack both of them now, before either’s been nominated — unless they’re looking for an excuse to get this up on the air to help Hillary on May 6. Which is fair: Like the Journal says, “[T]he real winner from the six week Pennsylvania primary campaign was the Republican Party.” It’s only proper that we return the favor.

Update: Via Patrick Ishmael and News Buckit, McCain can whine all he wants now but here’s the sort of ad he’ll be running by late October: