Well, it was bound to happen, wasn't it. The McCain/Palin Campaign is in freefall after McCain appointed himself saviour of the global economy and then botched it by failing to ensure that his own party backed the bailout early last week. Sarah Palin herself hasn't helped with her performances in tv interviews which have raised concerns about her ability to mind the shop if McCain were incapacitated for some reason.
You would have hoped that they would have stuck to the issues rather than play dirty, but this is the US Republicans we're talking about.
Sarah Palin has now started throwing accusations about former associates of Obama.
Sadly, we can assume that this sort of mud-slinging will only continue as the McCain/Palin bandwagon sinks in the polls.