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Not Prince Hamlet

"Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse."

Palin Lies, Lies, and Then Lies Some More

Thursday, September 04, 2008

That bleeding heart tool of the angry left, the Associated Press, does some fact-checking on Palin's speech last night. Read the whole piece here.

Here's a tasty taste:
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."
posted by Not Prince Hamlet, 6:34 AM

4 Comments:

Rocky you have to tread carefully here because if you begin fact checking all that is said, I believe Biden and the boys will be in big trouble...does plagerism mean anything to you?
commented by Blogger Michael, 6:48 AM  
This is a fight I am totally willing to have, and so is Biden. His plagiarism offense--both in the 1988 campaign and in law school--are a matter of public record; everybody knows about it, and Biden hasn't sought to hide anything. He openly discusses it in his book and in interviews, admitting "arrogance" and "laziness" as the root of the infractions.

And I want to fact-check everything that is said, especially when it's said to millions of adoring fans. That's why I read factcheck.org.
commented by Blogger Not Prince Hamlet, 7:12 AM  
If I had a student in my office talking about plagerism TWO times they probably would be asked to leave the school...even if they said they are lazy! One time = mistake, twice, hmmm and those were only times it was caught...but this misses the point...I check factcheck as well and like that they play on both sides of the fence...which is why I'm posting to this blog...
commented by Blogger Michael, 7:20 AM  
You should read Biden's autobiography about this. It's quite revealing.
commented by Blogger Not Prince Hamlet, 9:15 AM  

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