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Fact Check: McCain misstates Palin earmarks record
AP - Yahoo ^ | September 12, 2008 | Jim Kuhnhenn

Posted on 09/12/2008 3:50:25 PM PDT by EveningStar

John McCain continued to laud his running mate, Sarah Palin, as a budget cutter on Friday, this time erroneously asserting that as governor of Alaska she had not sought congressional earmarks for her state.

In fact, while Palin has significantly reduced the state's earmark requests, she asked for nearly $200 million in targeted spending for the 2009 fiscal year. And in an interview with ABC News aired Friday, she defended her earmark requests, emphasizing that she opposed "earmark abuse."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: earmarks; mccainpalin; palinrecord; sarahpalin; wasilla
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1 posted on 09/12/2008 3:50:25 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
In fact, while Palin has significantly reduced the state's earmark requests,

That's what McCain and Palin have been saying. Thanks for the fact check, AP.
2 posted on 09/12/2008 3:52:35 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Pontius Pilate voted "Present")
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To: EveningStar

Ya know...
If you get a massive amount of dung,
And a big enough wall,
And you pitch all that dung at the great big wall...
Wadda you get?

The press.


3 posted on 09/12/2008 3:55:27 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: EveningStar

I thought the rats always said a reduction in the growth rate was a draconian cut. This was an actual cut.


4 posted on 09/12/2008 3:55:31 PM PDT by Conservative Actuary
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To: EveningStar

The only fact about the ‘media’ is they are nothing more than a Demonrat mouthpiece. They are a disgrace to freedom of the press and what the founders intended. Where are the tough questions and the ‘fact checks’ of Obama and Biden?! Hannity ran a nice little quote from Obama saying how he’d do away with out national defense last night while he LIES about how he’ll defend. These people are laughable in their attempts to smear Palin. They have lost all credibility.


5 posted on 09/12/2008 3:55:31 PM PDT by bushfamfan (Palin is America's Thatcher, Obama is America's Chamberlain)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

The AP only writes “liberal” facts.


6 posted on 09/12/2008 3:56:08 PM PDT by boroman
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To: EveningStar

AP = Against Palin news organization


7 posted on 09/12/2008 3:57:25 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, spaying and neutering the animals on the angry left)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

tried searching AP’s site with “Fact Check: Obama” and came up with no direct match. ‘Nuff said.


8 posted on 09/12/2008 3:57:40 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Preserve Youtube Clips Before They Disappear - www.keepvid.com)
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To: EveningStar

And Obama has requested close to a BILLION dollars in earmarks as a freshman Senator. $1,000,000 for the hospital at which his wife works. Is McCain saving this ad for later? Good plan, let Obama run with this a little longer and then release the ad.

MCCAIN HAS NEVER REQUESTED AN EARMARK!

Just how inept is the Obama campaign?


9 posted on 09/12/2008 3:57:42 PM PDT by KansasGirl (READ MY LIPSTICK!!!)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
As governor, Palin has asked for 31 earmarks worth $197 million for the 2009 fiscal year. State budget documents show that the state requested 52 earmarks worth $256 million for the 2008 budget year.

31 is less than 52 and $197 million is less than $256 million. Sure sounds like a cut to me!

10 posted on 09/12/2008 3:57:47 PM PDT by DaveyB (Either we will be ruled by God or by-god we will be ruled - Ben Franklin)
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To: EveningStar

Interestingly factcheck.org is staffed by the Annenberg group of liberals—read the bios on them. Wasn’t the Annenberg Challenge funded by same overall organization? They won’t be fair. If I recall the Annenberg Challenge called itself non-profit, non partisan.


11 posted on 09/12/2008 3:59:16 PM PDT by nclaurel (I think therefore I vote Republican.)
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To: EveningStar

what is the actual evidence that she sought $200M in EARMARKS??? Says who? And who said she asked for ‘earmarks’??

This is unprovable yet AP won’t bother to tell us that. It’s too good to check. And since most politicians would do this it ‘must’ be true.


12 posted on 09/12/2008 3:59:18 PM PDT by bpjam (If an enemy chooses you as his executioner, don't be rude by refusing.)
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To: EveningStar

Greta had the guy from “Fact Check” on last night. He’s an idiot. He agrees with the fact, saying that she fired the librarian after asking if she would ban books, if asked to, and then goes on and on and ends up saying that Palin never tried to ban any books and that the librarian was not fired.


13 posted on 09/12/2008 4:00:43 PM PDT by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: EveningStar

lawdy lawdy, de sure be’s a lots of fact checkin alls of a sudenz....

what happened to fact checks the last 2yrs for Celebritician Obama?


14 posted on 09/12/2008 4:04:17 PM PDT by sappy
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To: Question Liberal Authority

i’m confused. i heard mccain say on The view (heard a clip of it on the radio) unequivocally that she didnt engage in earmarks as a governor. it would seem that that statement is inaccurate. (It will probably make a soros 527 ad soon).

But i am willing to become unconfused here.

How is what Mac said correct?


15 posted on 09/12/2008 4:06:53 PM PDT by Canedawg (Sarah Palin Rocks. McCain-Palin '08)
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Didn’t anyone here click on the link and read the whole f’n article???


16 posted on 09/12/2008 4:07:58 PM PDT by EveningStar (McCain-Palin 2008)
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To: EveningStar

Lead story on ABC radio. Holy moley are they desperate.


17 posted on 09/12/2008 4:09:03 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Canedawg

I didn’t see The View, but all I’ve ever heard the McCain camp say is that she vetoed $x million in earmarks, and that she reduced them.


18 posted on 09/12/2008 4:12:48 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Pontius Pilate voted "Present")
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To: Question Liberal Authority; xcamel; Conservative Actuary; bushfamfan; boroman; ...

The issue of Palin’s earmarks comes up in tonight’s part of the Gibson interview.


19 posted on 09/12/2008 4:16:29 PM PDT by EveningStar (McCain-Palin 2008)
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The issue was addressed in the WSJ, yesterday. She approved the earmark at first, but after re-thinking the issue she withdrew the earmark and many others, as well. You have to realize that she was probably not on the job very long, when the earmark came up. Her view of earmarks developed quickly to opposing most earmarks unless they were of value to the whole country, not just the state of Alaska.


20 posted on 09/12/2008 4:21:09 PM PDT by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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