The stories just keep coming. It’s hard to keep up.
This time it’s another lie from Palin that seems to have slipped by McCain.
John McCain is running on his record of fighting congressional earmarks, claiming to have chosen Sarah Palin as his running mate because she has the same beliefs.
Sarah Palin even went so far as to claim she “championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress” while Mayor of Wasilla and Governor of Alaska.
It turns out to be a big lie.
The LA Times has a good overview of her earmark love including statements in which she claims earmarks are “incredibly important” and a long list of the earmarks she pursued and received- often with the help of highly-paid lobbyists.
But the most telling part of the article is that at least three of the earmarks she received while mayor of Wasilla showed up on John McCain’s lists of “objectionable” spending on the part of congress (“Pork Lists”).
So did the vetting team miss this? Or did McCain know about this like he knew about the pregnant daughter?
Don’t spend too much time thinking about it because I’m sure there’s another big story just getting ready to break.