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As part of her executive experience that the McCain campaign so highly promotes,
requested millions in earmarks from Congress. Three of them, totaling
nearly $2 million, were classified as "objectionable pork" by....
This year, Palin, who has been governor for nearly 22 months, defended
earmarking as a vital part of the legislative system. "The federal
budget, in its various manifestations, is incredibly important to us,
congressional earmarks are one aspect of this relationship," she wrote in a newspaper column.
In 2001, McCain's list of spending that had been approved without the normal budget scrutiny included a $500,000 earmark for a
public transportation project in Wasilla. The
Arizona senator targeted $1 million in a 2002 spending bill for an
emergency communications center in town -- one that local law enforcement has said is redundant and creates confusion.
McCain also criticized $450,000 set aside for an agricultural processing facility in
that was requested during Palin's tenure as mayor and cleared Congress
soon after she left office in 2002. The funding was provided to help
direct locally grown produce to schools, prisons and other government
institutions, according to
Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan watchdog group.
Come on, now.
Look, this means one of two things. Either John McCain barely looked
into Palin's background and didn't realize he called her a Federal
funding hog in the past. Or, McCain's team did vet her, knew she worked
for everything McCain stood against, and he didn't give a damn that she
wasn't the reformer he would make her out to be. If that's true, then
he's saying he doesn't care because this was a craven political
selection, not one based on principle or ability.
Whichever it is, it sure isn't good for McCain. But, he does need to
answer this important question - did he vet her, or is he simply
misrepresenting her to the nation?
Oh, and this has nothing to do with
sexism. It has to do with the
topping the ticket, not doing his
due diligence on his first major presidential decision.
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