Oostveen claims she was put to work as a "ghost writer" writing pro-McCain letters to the editor. She says Phil Tuchman at the McCain campaign told the letter-writing volunteers they could lie in their letters.
"You can be whoever you want to be," says an inviting Phil Tuchman. "You can be a beggar or a millionaire. A mom or a husband. Whatever. You decide!"Ostveen admits she wrote a letter to the editor falsely claiming she had a son in Iraq.
Can you trust What Oostveen said about her experience working for the McCain campaign?
I don't know. But she failed to disclose she is a supporter of Barack Obama.
According to this site, Oostveen donated $351 to Barack Obama in quarter 2 of 2008.
Should Oostveen have disclosed her support for Barack Obama? Yes, because that would help readers evaluate her credibility.
Hat tip: Romenesko