Monday, September 08, 2008

McCain-Palin Hit Obama on Earmarks

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) - John McCain and Sarah Palin are criticizing Democrat Barack Obama over requesting money for his home state of Illinois even though the Alaska governor's record is mixed.

At a rally, the Republican presidential nominee and his running mate accused Obama of requesting nearly $1 billion in earmarks. In fact, Obama hasn't asked for any earmarks this year and last year, he sought $311 million worth. Palin has cut back on pork-barrel requests, but in her two years as governor, Alaska has requested nearly $750 million, by far the largest per-capita request in the nation.

1 comment:

Paul Seale said...

Nice attempt at a slight of hand there Dave.

The number the McCain campaign gave is correct and factual.

What the story, which you are paraphrasing, comes from notes like you that it was 311 million this year.

What it does not note is that there was, if I am correct, $750 million last year. This includes a cool one million to the place at which Michelle Obama is employed at.

Didnt see that noted in your qoute.

At least we are back to talking policy, I will give you that.