Posts Tagged ‘Alaska’

Sarah Palin No Pork Queen

September 4, 2008

Sarah Palin is a former beauty queen.  But she most certainly is NOT a pork queen.

Pork, of course, refers to earmark subsides doled out to states on the federal government dole.  Often, it is given out to Senators and Representatives on the basis of their seniority or clout.

There are a spat of articles out there talking about all the pork that Sarah Palin received, and even applied for.  And, as is often the case with hit pieces, the media tells the truth, but only part of it – the parts that contribute to an agenda without the benefit of the parts that would undermine that agenda.

Alaska receives more earmarks per capita than any other state.  But that is no surprise, when a few relevant details become known.  Because of its special nature, Alaska will likely ALWAYS receive more earmarks per capita than any other state.

An Associated Press article – with a highly suggestive and frankly biased title – begins by saying the following: (more…)

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Obama DELIBERATELY Distorts Sarah Palin’s Experience

September 3, 2008

This rather devastating analysis comes by way of Big Mouth Frog:

Politics up to the Minute
by Mark Halperin

“For Barack Obama to argue that he’s experienced enough to be president because he’s running for president is desperate circular logic and it’s laughable. It is a testament to Barack Obama’s inexperience and failing qualifications that he would stoop to passing off his candidacy as comparable to Governor Sarah Palin’s executive experience managing a budget of over 10 billion dollar dollars, and more than 24,000 employees.” —Tucker Bounds, spokesman John McCain 2008

Barack Obama Said That He Had More Executive Experience Because Of The Size Of His Campaign.

CNN’s ANDERSON COOPER: “And Senator Obama, my final question, some of your Republican critics have said you don’t have the experience to handle a situation like this. They’ve in fact said that Governor Palin has more executive experience as mayor of a small town and as governor of a big state of Alaska. What’s your response?”

OBAMA: “Well, my understanding is that Governor Palin’s town of Wasilla has I think 50 employees. We’ve got 2,500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe $12 million a year. You know, we have a budget of about three times that just for the month. So I think that our ability to manage large systems and to execute I think has been made clear over the last couple of years.”

(CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees,” 9/1/08)

Notice how Barack Obama first misrepresents Sarah Palin’s actual record – to the extent that he ignores her governorship altogether – to focus on her time as Mayor of Wasilla.  And he hypes the fact that he’s got a campaign staff of 2,500.

Well, Barack, you’re not running against the Mayor of Wasilla; you’re running against the Governor of Alaska.  And the resources she has, yes – GOVERNED – dwarf anything you have to compare it to.  That’s why all you can do is pretend she was never really governor after all.  In point of fact, Sarah Palin has a budget in the billions, and manages at least TEN TIMES more employees than you ever have.

Nothing is worse than a politician who engages in the most trivial lies in order to distort the record for cheap personal political gain.  Grow up, Obama.

Expect an avalanche of lies.  When the candidate himself is desperate enough to stoop to flat-out distortions of fact, you can know that his army of cockroaches will do a hundred times worse.