Sep 09 2008

Fact Checking The Palin Smears

For the truth on Palin – instead of the sewer sludge from the leftward fever swamps- folks can go here. One has to wonder at what kind of sick mind has to resort to making up smears against a fellow American who happens to be a successful mother of five and Governor. What kind of deep insecurity exists to have to bow so low?

Case in piont:

It’s not true, as widely reported in mass e-mails, Web postings and at least one mainstream news source, that Palin slashed the special education budget in Alaska by 62 percent. 
CNN’s Soledad O’Brien made the claim on Sept. 4 in an interview with Nicolle Wallace, a senior adviser to the McCain campaign:

O’Brien, Sept. 4: One are that has gotten certainly people sending to me a lot of e-mails is the question about as governor what she did with the special needs budget, which I’m sure you’re aware, she cut significantly, 62 percent I think is the number from when she came into office. As a woman who is now a mother to a special needs child, and I think she actually has a nephew which is autistic as well. How much of a problem is this going to be as she tries to navigate both sides of that issue?

Such a move might have made Palin look heartless or hypocritical in view of her convention-speech pledge to be an advocate for special needs children and their families. But in fact, she increased special needs funding so dramatically that a representative of local school boards described the jump as “historic.”

Only a truly sick mind would try and claim a historic increase was a 62% cut.

Update: On a related note Pat Buchanan is a must read this morning.

Update: More smears (Sambo) debunked and the offenders linked to the Obama campaign

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  1. bobsunshine says:


    Here is a link to a site by Charles Martin who has been keeping a list of smears and rumors about Gov. Palin and links them to corresponding facts to debunk them.