Factchecking Palin

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    Factchecking Palin, By Hilzoy - CBS News

    Good speech but two problems:

    very little substance

    she told a lot of lies

    Palin actually slashed funding for schools for special needs kids by 62%.

    Palin: "this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform - not even in the state senate."


    A couple of Obama's accomplishments in the Senate. They include the Lugar-Obama bill on nonproliferation, and an ethics reform package that the Washington Post called "the strongest ethics legislation to emerge from Congress yet.

    Palin: "America needs more energy ... our opponent is against producing it."


    No -- he plans to develop a lot more energy than John McCain does. It's just that a lot of it is renewable, not carbon-based. Moreover, Obama hasn't skipped the last eight votes on renewable energy.

    She said Obama will raise taxes.

    Most Americans will pay less in taxes under Obama's plan than under McCain's. So they might well be better off.

    Palin: "I told the Congress "thanks, but no thanks," for that Bridge to Nowhere. If our state wanted a bridge, we'd build it ourselves." This is a lie.

    Whether or not Sarah Palin's engaging personality matters more than the fact that she tells lies depends a lot on the media, and whether they allow her to say that she opposed the Bridge to Nowhere, or that Obama has neer authored a major law or reform, without calling her on it. I hope they do. But I'm not holding my breath.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    The facts are biased, Sealy.
     
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    What do you mean? Did she or did she not cut funding for special needs kids?
     
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    not a single major law or reform. Is that true or false?
     
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    Is that what really happened with the Bridge to Knowhere?

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Gov. Sarah Palin was for the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere" before she was against it, a change of position the GOP vice presidential running mate ignored Saturday when she bragged about telling Congress "thanks but no thanks" to the pork barrel project.

    Palin Flip-Flopped On Infamous 'Bridge To Nowhere'

    "If our state wanted a bridge, I said we'd build it ourselves," she said.

    She didn't talk that way when she was running for governor. The Anchorage Daily News quoted her on Oct. 22, 2006, as saying yes, she would continue state funding for the bridge because she wanted swift action on infrastructure projects. "The window is now while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist," she said.
     
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    sealy, I think editec was being sarcastic.... since facts can't be bias.
     
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    Palin is the flavor of the moment, nothing else. And, she will pay for her comment that, "community organizers don't have responsibilities." She insulted every community organizer in the country including those that are Republican, ROOKIE mistake
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    I mean that the TRUTH is biased.

    The TRUTH makes her out to be what she is, doesn't it?

    How rude of you to remind some of us who prefer myth to fact.

    See?

    When people post nothing but facts, depending on what those facts are, people hereabouts are apt to assume that you are a partisan because you remind them of things they don't want to know.

    Hence, the FACTS ARE BIASED.
     
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    Does the 62% decrease account for the reallocation of the Alaska Challenge Youth Academy component from the Dept. of Education and Early Development Special Schools Component Budget to Dept. of Education and Early Development Alaska Challenge Youth Academy Component Budget? In otherwords, did the 62% decrease take into account moving an item on one budget line and putting it into another budget line item?
     
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    It is unbelievble that this yahoo was nominated for vice president. She is an idiot.
     

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