Monday, September 8, 2008

Sarah Stumps in Missouri: 'Show Me' some new ideas

While stumping through the 'Show Me' state today, Sarah Palin sure didn't show any new ideas. After jabbering through her already tired lines about opposing the Bridge to Nowhere (which she didn't), putting the jet on eBay (which didn't sell and was finally unloaded for a loss), and other annoying anecdotes delivered in her grating twang, Sarah got to the meat of her speech:

"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.

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