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McCain, Palin criticize Obama on earmarks.

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posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 05:40 PM
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news.yahoo.com...

"LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - John McCain and Sarah Palin criticized Democrat Barack Obama over the amount of money he has requested for his home state of Illinois, even though Alaska under Palin's leadership has asked Washington for 10 times more money per citizen for pet projects. "





"President Bush, who came to Washington as a former Texas governor without national legislative experience, called the Alaska governor "an inspired pick" by McCain."



I wanted to highlight these two excerpts from this article(I searched but didn't find it, but if it has already been posted, then I appologize)

The second one is most important due to the fact that everyone seems to say that Obama can't be president because he has no national legislative experience(at least the people I have talked to say things to that effect).

Those same people elected Bush. Why one but not the other? Further more, we have all heard of Palin's earmarks, yet when Obama brings it up, she brings up that he asked for money too. So it's ok for her, but not for him?

Before anyone decides to jump down my throat about being a evil liberal, I still haven't chosen my side yet, too many factors.


Thoughts?




posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 10:18 PM
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Originally posted by Finn1916


"President Bush, who came to Washington as a former Texas governor without national legislative experience, called the Alaska governor "an inspired pick" by McCain."

The second one is most important due to the fact that everyone seems to say that Obama can't be president because he has no national legislative experience(at least the people I have talked to say things to that effect).


Obama has national legislative experience--he is a U.S. Senator. What he doesn't have is national executive experience, but neither do Palin or McCain on a national level, unlless you count McCain's military service as executive experience.

As far as the Republicans accusing Democrats of earmarks, that's the pot calling the kettle black. All senators and congressmen and governors, etc. try to get as much money for their districts as they can. That keeps the voters happy and keeps them in office. The Republicans are trying to make "pork" a big issue this election, but that will be very hypocritical and it might backfire.



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