Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hopefully the last Sarah Palin post...

I'm tired of posting about Sarah Palin, but every day there's more scandal and drama. So, I feel compelled because it's just too juicy. However, this post will actually focus on Palin's politics, not her drama. Here's a new article showing how she definitely isn't qualified to be Veep of this country and either is lying about her own experience/accomplishments or in denial.

Palin's RNC praise

My personal favorite:

PALIN: "I have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending ... and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. I told the Congress 'thanks but no thanks' for that Bridge to Nowhere."

THE FACTS: As mayor of Wasilla, Palin hired a lobbyist and traveled to Washington annually to support earmarks for the town totaling $27 million. In her two years as governor, Alaska has requested nearly $750 million in special federal spending, by far the largest per-capita request in the nation. While Palin notes she rejected plans to build a $398 million bridge from Ketchikan to an island with 50 residents and an airport, that opposition came only after the plan was ridiculed nationally as a "bridge to nowhere."

Keep in mind, Alaska has an estimated population of 670,053 and ranked 48th out of 50 states by population. That's a lot of money requested from US taxpayers for a state with a population less than a third of most major US cities. AND: Alaska is already the 6th richest state thanks to a tax on the oil they export to the rest of us!

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