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They built the danged fence . . . or did they?

By Bill Adair
Published on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 8:10 a.m.

Remember John McCain's "complete the danged fence" ad in the 2010 campaign?

He was in a primary fight with J.D. Hayworth and wanted to show he was tough on border security. So he took a stroll along the Arizona-Mexico border with a local sheriff and said the government should "complete the danged fence."

Mission accomplished, said President Barack Obama at a speech in El Paso last week. 

"The fence is now basically complete," Obama said. We put that to the Truth-O-Meter and found that depends on your definition of "fence."

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