Skip to comments.Fact Check: McCain misstates Palin earmarks record
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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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?
I thought the rats always said a reduction in the growth rate was a draconian cut. This was an actual cut.
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.
The AP only writes “liberal” facts.
AP = Against Palin news organization
tried searching AP’s site with “Fact Check: Obama” and came up with no direct match. ‘Nuff said.
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?
31 is less than 52 and $197 million is less than $256 million. Sure sounds like a cut to me!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
Didn’t anyone here click on the link and read the whole f’n article???
Lead story on ABC radio. Holy moley are they desperate.
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.
The issue of Palin’s earmarks comes up in tonight’s part of the Gibson interview.
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.