"Just the other day our opponent brought up earmarks — and frankly I was surprised that he would even raise the subject at all," Palin said. "I thought he wouldn't want to go there."
Sarah - I wouldn't go there either if I were you! Under Palin's leadership, Alaska has asked Washington for 10 times more money per citizen for pet projects. Palin accused Obama of requesting nearly $1 billion in earmarks for Illinois since 2004. Naturally, she left out that Obama hasn't asked for any earmarks this year. Last year, he asked for $311 million worth, about $25 for every Illinois resident. Of course, Sarah failed to mention that this year, Alaska asked for earmarks totaling $198 million, about $295 for every Alaska citizen. Under Palin, Alaska is still hands down the largest per-capita consumer of federal pet-project spending.
I guess we can expect more of the same nonsense from Palin and McCain until they come up with some original ideas for turning around the country. Or should I say "if" they ever come up with new ideas. In the mean time, looks like they'll keep slinging lies and hoping they stick.