"Barack Obama released his first general election ad on Friday... It’s a well made ad, but it also offers an example of the kind of brazen padding of the resume that Obama will inevitably need to engage in, and which will carry serious risks for him.
"About 46 seconds into the ad, we are told that Obama 'passed laws' that 'extended healthcare for wounded troops who’d been neglected,' and in the usual manner of these political commercials we are given a little citation at the bottom.
"The citation reads 'Public Law 110-181 1/28/08.' That law is the only federal legislation cited in the ad — the other two items mentioned were from the Illinois legislature and referred to other
issues raised in the ad.
"Public Law 110-181 was the 2008 defense authorization bill. It passed the Senate by 91 to 3 in January, with six Senators not voting.