POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Palin and McCain … repeating lies they know are lies

Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 13, 2008

taken from an AP story about Sarah Palin’s 2nd interview with Charlie Gibson on ABC and John McCain’s grilling on “The View” …

Sarah Palin continues to lie about “Bridge to Nowhere”

  • Palin said she opposed the $398 million pork barrel project linking Ketchikan to an island with 50 residents.
  • Actually she initially promoted the project, turned against it only after it became a national symbol of wasteful spending and Congress had pulled money for it.
  • “We killed the Bridge to Nowhere,” Palin said flatly, despite evidence she had supported the project in its early stages.

Sarah Palin lies about federal earmarks

  • Palin again said she was opposed to federal earmarks
  • But as governor, her request for such special spending projects for 2009 was the highest per capita figure in the nation

John McCain supports Palin’s lies with one of his own

  • Palin’s comments came after McCain sat for a feisty grilling on ABC’s “The View,” where he claimed erroneously that his running mate hadn’t sought money for federal pet projects.
  • “Not as governor she didn’t,” McCain said, ignoring the record.

John McCain stands by lies in his commercials

  • McCain also stood by two debunked campaign commercials — one which said Obama favored comprehensive sex education for kindergarten students and another that suggested Obama had called Palin a pig.
  • Both are factually inaccurate.
  • “Those ads aren’t true. They’re lies,” said “View” co-host Joy Behar.
  • “They’re not lies,” McCain said.

 

LMW COMMENT:

I find Sarah Palin to be a despicable lier. She doesn’t care about the truth. She simply repeats her lies.

Now it seems that John McCain, once proud of his “Straight Talk Express” has lowered himself to Palin’s level. He supports her lies and his own, even after the truth is plain for all to see.

 

Read the entire article at … http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080913/ap_on_el_pr/campaign_republicans_27

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One Response to “* Palin and McCain … repeating lies they know are lies”

  1. maureen hanahan said

    I WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE THE GIBSON/PALIN INTERVIEW FRI. EVENING. IT WAS SO OBVIOUS THAT SHE HAD NO CLUE HOW TO
    ANSWER THE QUESTION REGARDING OUR DISTRESSED ECONOMY…AND
    GIBSON DID NOT LET IT GO…GOOD JOB…HOPEFULLY THE PALIN
    HONEYMOON WILL BE OVER…CONASON, A NEW YORK OBSERVER, WROTE
    TODAY…EVEN CURSORY EXAMINATION SHOWS THAT HER POSTURING IS
    WILDLY EXAGGERATED AND HER CAMPAIGN CLAIMS VEER TOWARD FRAUD.
    MAUREEN HANAHAN, STUART, FLA.

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