Skip to comments.Palin stretches truth in campaign speeches
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.
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Associated Commissar Press (ACP)
The Ass. Press rides to their messiah’s rescue!
She stretched the bla bla bla....
Obama LIED LIED LIED People will DIE DIE DIE
The AP really needs to start marking their articles as “Editorial.”
The AP is not to be trusted ...
Plainly and simply they are lying through their teeth.
I wonder if they have ever had an article about Obama stretching the truth?
Fresh breaking objective news story from APO...
AP (-Obama) ===>> APO
And the American Pravda doesn’t............
Im so glad the press is looking out for us folks. /s
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
I understand Weathermen were told by the Chi-Coms that 20M-40M would have to die, in America.
Simpson documents his research in his article, providing Web links. He provides a rough flow chart.
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:
And then there are... Herbert and Marion Sandler, the Pritzkers, and the "loose lips" of Charles Schumer and Harry Reid....
Whereas the AP outright LIES for Barry the Smooth Criminal.
I hope McCain & Palin have tossed any apo reporter off their plane..midflight would be better..
‘The AP really needs to start marking their articles as Editorial.’
Or fish wrap.
So... translated from libspeak: “Yeah, everything she said was true, but we really just don’t like it.”
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