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Palin stretches truth in campaign speeches
The Associated Press O ^ | October 7, 2008 | BETH FOUHY

Posted on 10/07/2008 3:43:55 PM PDT by presidio9

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin tells audiences the election is about the "truthfulness and judgment" needed to be president. But the Alaska governor often stretches the truth herself.

She has exaggerated the nature of Barack Obama's personal ties to a former 1960s radical and falsely claimed the Democratic presidential candidate plans to raise most people's taxes.

On Tuesday, she tried rebutting the Illinois senator's criticisms of Republican presidential candidate John McCain over health care and Social Security. She said Obama was misleading and wrong, but she herself told less than the full story.

To be sure, most of Palin's assertions about Obama echo claims McCain himself has made or lines from Republican TV ads.

At a rally Tuesday, Palin tried to link Obama to the failure of housing giant Fannie Mae by noting that two Obama supporters once led the troubled company. The government seized Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, another housing finance company, last month to prevent their collapse from worsening the global credit crisis.

"What's next, claiming that he didn't know two of his biggest supporters were running Fannie Mae, the subprime mortgage giant?" Palin said. "That has done harm to the American economy."

She referred to Jim Johnson, who chaired Fannie Mae from 1991-1998, and Franklin Raines, his successor who stepped down in 2004 in an accounting scandal.

But Palin exaggerated Obama's ties to Raines and Johnson while omitting any mention of a closer relationship between a top McCain aide and the failed housing giants.

Raines and Johnson support Obama but do not have strong ties to him or his campaign. Johnson briefly headed Obama's vice presidential search last spring but resigned amid controversy over loans he got with help from an executive of Countrywide Financial Corp., a lender damaged by the mortgage meltdown.

Meanwhile, until

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1 posted on 10/07/2008 3:43:55 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

Associated Commissar Press (ACP)


2 posted on 10/07/2008 3:44:46 PM PDT by unspun (Web search: "Cloward-Piven AND Obama" - get the truth out to all GOP officials & conservative media.)
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To: presidio9

The Ass. Press rides to their messiah’s rescue!


3 posted on 10/07/2008 3:45:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If Barack Hussein Obama is the answer, it must have been a pretty dumb question.)
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To: presidio9

Oh, please.


4 posted on 10/07/2008 3:45:01 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: unspun

She stretched the bla bla bla....

Obama LIED LIED LIED People will DIE DIE DIE


5 posted on 10/07/2008 3:45:35 PM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Today, July 16th I no longer donate money for Israel)
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To: presidio9

The AP really needs to start marking their articles as “Editorial.”


6 posted on 10/07/2008 3:45:48 PM PDT by kc8ukw
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To: presidio9

The AP is not to be trusted ...


7 posted on 10/07/2008 3:46:01 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (... Character counts ... Far more than experience.)
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To: presidio9
This is getting a bit disgusting. The AP is manufacturing news instead of reporting it.

Plainly and simply they are lying through their teeth.

8 posted on 10/07/2008 3:46:21 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: presidio9

I wonder if they have ever had an article about Obama stretching the truth?


9 posted on 10/07/2008 3:46:21 PM PDT by babydubya1981 (Homeschooling Moms for McCain/Palin 08)
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To: presidio9

Fresh breaking objective news story from APO...


10 posted on 10/07/2008 3:46:44 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: presidio9

AP (-Obama) ===>> APO


11 posted on 10/07/2008 3:46:46 PM PDT by Tarpon (Barrack Obama will ban all the guns he has the votes for ...)
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To: presidio9

And the American Pravda doesn’t............


12 posted on 10/07/2008 3:46:48 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: unspun

Im so glad the press is looking out for us folks. /s


13 posted on 10/07/2008 3:46:54 PM PDT by GoCards
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To: presidio9

The AP needs to stop it has now become a joke of a place.

she stretches the truth , er no you are lying too much for your messiah


14 posted on 10/07/2008 3:47:25 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick Ma sham marriage - -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush
Obama LIED LIED LIED People will DIE DIE DIE

I understand Weathermen were told by the Chi-Coms that 20M-40M would have to die, in America.

...connecting the dots to show Barack Obama's long-standing,
continuously developing, anti-American alliances...

Barack Obama & the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis

Simpson documents his research in his article, providing Web links. He provides a rough flow chart.

"CHANGE"

Further corroboration on Obama & The Cloward-Piven Strategy:

Obama, Voter Fraud & Mortgage Meltdown, by James H. Walsh, former federal prosecutor.

More on Obama's Marxist alliance with Radical Islamists:

Barack Obama campaigning with taxpayers' money for Raila Odinga, Marxist & pro-Islamist, despotic leader in Kenya

Barack Obama & Khalid Al-Mansour, old Black Panther friend of Ayers & Dohrn, who raised funds to get Obama into Harvard

And then there are... Herbert and Marion Sandler, the Pritzkers, and the "loose lips" of Charles Schumer and Harry Reid....

15 posted on 10/07/2008 3:48:02 PM PDT by unspun (Web search: "Cloward-Piven AND Obama" - get the truth out to all GOP officials & conservative media.)
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To: presidio9

Whereas the AP outright LIES for Barry the Smooth Criminal.


16 posted on 10/07/2008 3:48:24 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: presidio9

I hope McCain & Palin have tossed any apo reporter off their plane..midflight would be better..


17 posted on 10/07/2008 3:48:28 PM PDT by BerniesFriend
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To: presidio9

18 posted on 10/07/2008 3:48:37 PM PDT by Petronski (Please pray for the success of McCain and Palin. Every day, whenever you pray.)
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To: kc8ukw

‘The AP really needs to start marking their articles as “Editorial.”’

Or fish wrap.


19 posted on 10/07/2008 3:48:39 PM PDT by Be_Politically_Erect (If I didn't think he'd get emotionally attached to it, I'd tell Obama to kiss my A** !)
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To: presidio9

So... translated from libspeak: “Yeah, everything she said was true, but we really just don’t like it.”


20 posted on 10/07/2008 3:49:27 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: presidio9

Holy shiat... talk about talking point mania... Palin should read this out loud and rebut it... ending with are you a reporter or a propagandist...


21 posted on 10/07/2008 3:49:32 PM PDT by bahblahbah (http://explorations.chasrmartin.com/2008/09/06/palin-rumors/)
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To: DGHoodini

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/007712.php

Remember this blast from the AP past (2004 - AP caught lying)


22 posted on 10/07/2008 3:49:35 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: presidio9
Raines and Johnson support Obama but do not have strong ties to him or his campaign. Johnson briefly headed Obama's vice presidential search last spring

Uh.....and that's not a strong tie to his campaign?

Oh, please.

23 posted on 10/07/2008 3:49:35 PM PDT by what's up
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To: presidio9

The ASS press wouldn’t tell the truth if it hit them in the face.

All this makes me think that we hit the gold mine in going after the truth on Obama!


24 posted on 10/07/2008 3:49:49 PM PDT by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: presidio9

Imagine that? The AP is questioning Sarah Palin’s truthfulness. The AP really needs to look in the mirror.


25 posted on 10/07/2008 3:50:14 PM PDT by Keflavik76 (If NYT (False); { Wrap(Fish); Else Lurk( FR);})
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To: FlingWingFlyer; nobama08; kc8ukw; OldNavyVet; yarddog

Beth Fouhy

Q: what is the common denominator for all women writing negative articles about Sarah Palin right now? Anyone?

26 posted on 10/07/2008 3:50:58 PM PDT by presidio9 (What's the difference between Global Universalists and National Exceptionalists? -The 2008 election.)
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To: presidio9
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin tells audiences the election is about the "truthfulness and judgment" needed to be president. But the Alaska governor often stretches the truth herself.



27 posted on 10/07/2008 3:51:43 PM PDT by Vision ("Test everything. Hold on to the Good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21)
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To: presidio9

She was good in 'Grease'.

28 posted on 10/07/2008 3:51:52 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: All

I do not enjoy writing to all these MSM outlets and reading them the riot act, but I do it anyway.

they deserve my wrath, and that is exactly what they get.


29 posted on 10/07/2008 3:52:45 PM PDT by Canedawg (If the law supposes that, said Mr. Bumble, the law is a ass, a idiot.)
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To: presidio9

When you see their pictures, it’s easy to understand why they HATE Governor Palin more than they hate Dubya.


30 posted on 10/07/2008 3:53:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If Barack Hussein Obama is the answer, it must have been a pretty dumb question.)
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To: presidio9

This is ridiculous. This is nothing less than an Obama campaign statement.


31 posted on 10/07/2008 3:54:12 PM PDT by redk
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To: what's up

Do you think this stuff makes sense to them ?

Or is it simply the best they can do with what they have ?


32 posted on 10/07/2008 3:54:41 PM PDT by festus (Politics makes for strange bedfellows)
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To: presidio9

Common denominator? .... They’re probably not successful with men.


33 posted on 10/07/2008 3:54:45 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (... Character counts ... Far more so than experience.)
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To: presidio9

homely cows?


34 posted on 10/07/2008 3:55:08 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: yarddog

Getting?


35 posted on 10/07/2008 3:55:39 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: FlingWingFlyer
When you see their pictures, it’s easy to understand why they HATE Governor Palin more than they hate Dubya.

Rush Limbaugh and I bot would have put it much less diplomatically.

36 posted on 10/07/2008 3:56:19 PM PDT by presidio9 (What's the difference between Global Universalists and National Exceptionalists? -The 2008 election.)
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To: presidio9

The Ossociated Press


37 posted on 10/07/2008 3:57:10 PM PDT by pango
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To: presidio9
"Buzz. Your girlfriend. Woof!"
38 posted on 10/07/2008 3:57:21 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (101st Airborne Army Dad)
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To: presidio9

LOL!


39 posted on 10/07/2008 3:57:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If Barack Hussein Obama is the answer, it must have been a pretty dumb question.)
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To: presidio9

What would you expect them to say! Sarah you hit it right on the head, you go girl! I always love the way demon politicians try to answer a charge by their opponent.

“I reject that”


40 posted on 10/07/2008 3:57:49 PM PDT by Always Independent
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“...falsely claimed the Democratic presidential candidate plans to raise most people’s taxes.”

They refuse to call eliminating the Bush tax cuts a tax increase.


41 posted on 10/07/2008 3:58:10 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: presidio9

I see, it is better to leave out truth like APObama!


42 posted on 10/07/2008 3:58:29 PM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: presidio9
I have read a lot of biased "news" articles in my time, but this one is astounding in its shamelessness. Whatever editors allowed this out ought to be fired. Ms. Fouhy ought to have a burlap sack placed over her head, and then be fired.
43 posted on 10/07/2008 3:58:33 PM PDT by Sloth (Pontius Pilate voted 'present'; Barrabas was community organizer.)
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To: presidio9

This was pretty much the tone Andrea Mitchell used on the NBC News - it’s all over for the GOP, they’re getting desperate and lying and they EVEN MENTIONED BARACK’S MIDDLE NAME. She failed to explain how that is a crime...after implying it is, of course.


44 posted on 10/07/2008 3:58:40 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: presidio9

They’re dykes????


45 posted on 10/07/2008 3:58:46 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: BerniesFriend

JUST look at ALL of Obama’s friends. All of them are radicals. lOOK at Jereiah Wright, his radical racist mentor for 20 years!


46 posted on 10/07/2008 3:59:09 PM PDT by tessalu
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To: Vision

Guilty. Phooey.

47 posted on 10/07/2008 3:59:18 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: presidio9
Here's some background on Phooey -- and a lot of other liberal "journalists." It's an interesting oppo-research site I stumbled into. Their relationships are as intertwined as snakes in a den:

Phooey

48 posted on 10/07/2008 4:00:27 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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The Anti-American Punks tell more lies on a daily basis. Boycott all media that uses the AP for they support anti-American left wing terrorist.


49 posted on 10/07/2008 4:00:56 PM PDT by YOUGOTIT (The Greatest Threat to our Security is the Royal 100 Club)
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To: presidio9

LOL is that satire?


50 posted on 10/07/2008 4:01:00 PM PDT by linn37 (Hail Me, Obama or be cast into the fiery pits of eternal damnation!")
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