Monday, September 08, 2008

Sarah Palin is a Liar

From Frank Rich's excellent, you-must-read-it, column:

We still don’t know a lot about Palin except that she’s better at delivering a speech than McCain and that she defends her own pregnant daughter’s right to privacy even as she would have the government intrude to police the reproductive choices of all other women. Most of the rest of the biography supplied by her and the McCain camp is fiction.

She didn’t say “no thanks” to the “Bridge to Nowhere” until after Congress had already abandoned it but given Alaska a blank check for $223 million in taxpayers’ money anyway. Far from rejecting federal pork, she hired lobbyists to secure her town a disproportionate share of earmarks ($1,000 per resident in 2002, 20 times the per capita average in other states). Though McCain claimed “she has had national security as one of her primary responsibilities,” she has never issued a single command as head of the Alaska National Guard. As for her “executive experience” as mayor, she told her hometown paper in Wasilla, Alaska, in 1996, the year of her election: “It’s not rocket science. It’s $6 million and 53 employees.” Her much-advertised crusade against officials abusing their office is now compromised by a bipartisan ethics investigation into charges that she did the same.

Oh, and that plane she says she sold on eBay for a profit? Listed three times on eBay, later sold by a broker for a loss of $500,000.

No wonder she won't do any media interviews.

I might add that she wants privacy for her family, yet issues a press release about the pregnancy and upcoming shotgun wedding of her daughter, then drag her and her betrothed in front of the cameras.....

1 comment:

I am Laura said...

Bob -- Ben showed me a website that I am absolutely loving. It is You can click on the speeches made by all the politicians and they say where the politician lied, extended the truth a bit, or over exaggerated something. I found it fascinating all the lies she told in her convention speech. If you haven't seen this you will love it.Oh, and it also says the things democrats have lied about so it isn't so one sided as everything else in politics seem to be. It seems to me though the democrats are doing a lot less lying than the republicans which speaks volumes to me in who to trust.