Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Oops! McCain vs. Palin Over Alaska Pork

Sarah Palin's reputation as a reformer has taken another hit.

This time the problem comes from her new friend, Sen. John McCain, who has listed Palin's Alaska town as the site for objectionable federal spending, exactly the opposite of what Palin's is supposed to represent.

Here's a bit of the story from today's LA Times:
WASILLA, ALASKA -- For much of his long career in Washington, John McCain has been throwing darts at the special spending system known as earmarking, through which powerful members of Congress can deliver federal cash for pet projects back home with little or no public scrutiny. He's even gone so far as to publish "pork lists" detailing these financial favors.

Three times in recent years, McCain's catalogs of "objectionable" spending have included earmarks for this small Alaska town, requested by its mayor at the time -- Sarah Palin.

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