Sunday, September 07, 2008
Pot Calls Kettle Black
Sen. Barack Obama wasted a trip to Terre Haute yesterday to knock Gov. Sarah Palin for being a "skillful politician" and hypocritical on earmarks. "Palin portrays herself as being against earmarks, but she has taken [earmarks] "when it's convenient," the Democratic presidential nominee said. "When you've been taking all these earmarks when it's convenient, and then suddenly you're the champion anti-earmark person, that's not change," Obama said of Palin. The Star's reporter who covered this story, Francesca Jarosz, was obviously an Obama supporter. Nowhere in her story does she mention the fact that Sen. John McCain has always opposed earmarks during his congressional career and has backed his position up by never asking for an earmark for his home state of Arizona. Gov. Palin hit back at Obama's hypocritical charge. "Our opponent has requested nearly $1 billion in earmarks in just three years. That’s about a million dollars, about a million dollars for every working day. Just wait until President McCain puts a stop to that." Isn't there something a little odd when the Democratic presidential nominee is spending so much time critizing the number two person on the Republican ticket? He must be a little miffed that polls taken following the Republican convention suggest Palin is more popular than him.