McCain Contradicts Palin Record

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    CBS News Investigative Producer Laura Strickler reports for CBSNews.com:

    Senator John McCain appeared today on the television show “The View” and said Governor Sarah Palin reduced federal earmark spending in Alaska but added that she did not ask for earmarks as Governor of Alaska. That contradicts Palin's record.

    When asked by View host Barbara Walters what Palin would specifically reform in Washington, McCain responded, “First of all earmark spending, which she vetoed a half a billion dollars worth in the state of Alaska.”

    To which Walters responded, “She also took some earmark spending.”

    McCain said, “No, not as governor she didn’t.”

    It is well documented that Governor Sarah Palin greatly reduced the state’s requests for earmarks, but she continued to ask for federal money. According to reporters from the Seattle Times who added up Palin’s requests this year, the total is $197 million. The request, on the governor’s letterhead, is here and it is also available on Alaska Republican Senator Ted Stevens’ home page.

    Steve Ellis with Taxpayers for Common Sense said in response to the apparent mistake, “McCain has been a champion of fighting wasteful spending but it’s pretty apparent that even though Palin has reduced the state’s requests, Governor Palin has asked for earmarks.”:eusa_whistle:
     
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    I am curious. What part of the world do you live in? If I am not totally off base you report news about a day late, and have done it several times.

    Just wondering. I am :confused: I thought Arizona was part of the United States. Oh well.
     
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    I'm from AZ, but some things I post are too good to pass up so I have to make sure they are posted! Sometimes late Sorry!:eusa_whistle:
     
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    McCain only missed the answer about earmarks by $197 million.:clap2:
     
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    Hmm...I wonder if we were to compare Obama's earmarks with Palin's who would have appropriated more in earmarks? Or for that matter Biden vs. Palin's earmarks who would have appropriated more in earmarks? The winner in both cases would be Palin.
     
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    John Mccain clearly stated that Sarah Palin accepted "no earmarks as governor, NOT ONE!" -John McCain:eusa_whistle:
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMN_PP2qhNQ]YouTube - McCain Claims Palin Took No Earmarks as Alaska Governor[/ame]

    :eusa_whistle:

    Key line at 0:30 - 0:37 ;)
     
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    Give McCain a break. The man doesn't know anything about economics, doesn't know how to use the computer, and obviously age is beginning to catch up with his memory. So what is 197 million dollars among GOP friends. IT IS NOTHING!

    Ask Booooosh. He is leaving the US with record deficits. So what?
     
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    Yet she hasn't appropriated one earmark as governor, while Obama and Biden both have in mass. While Mccain hasn't appropriated one earmark either....
     
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    Actually Congress is leaving the US with record deficits, didn't you learn in Civics class in middle school that Congress holds the purse strings? While Bush could have vetoed spending, it was Congress's legislation that produced the deficits.
     

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