Thursday, September 11, 2008

If Obama does not win... will partially be because progressive 527 goups won't go after McCain with an ad outlining this. The Repubs would use it, ala the Swift Boats, and that's why they usually win.

Furthermore, it will be because McCain is able to get away with this sort of thing:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain criticized two of his future running mate's hometown projects in broadsides in 2001 against congressional "pork-barrel" spending, records from the Arizona senator's office show.

McCain and running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have criticized such spending as a central part of their campaign for the White House. McCain has made pork-busting a centerpiece of his maverick pitch for years.

But when Palin served as mayor of her hometown of Wasilla, outside Anchorage, she obtained about $27 million in federal "earmarks" during her last four years in office, according to the watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense.

In a 2001 statement opposing a transportation spending bill McCain singled out for criticism about $3 million worth of those projects. McCain's list of "objectionable" spending included a $2.5 million road project for the town that then had a population of 5,500, as well as a $450,000 appropriation for an...


Randal Graves said...

I'm with you 100% on this, but I also want to see more stuff after Palin. I know that sounds weird, but I agree with Steve M. on this.

Palin IS the story and if Holy Joe or some other clown had been picked, there wouldn't be prime time specials. The narrative isn't going away, so change it.

alzaido alzaido said...

Obama should sue McCain in every state for defamation of character. He should file his 50 complaints while the campaign marches on. This will bring the lies to light by mass coverage of the media for free.