The Alabama Moderate

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How the McCain/Palin supporters proved their own candidates were lying.

Posted by ALmod on September 9, 2008

I know I once vowed to stay away from the al.com forums.  They have a tendency to randomly delete things, and I have a tendency to get all worked up when people get away with posting random, unfounded rumors as fact.

So then I hear Gov. Palin state the following in her acceptance speech at the Republican Convention last week:

“…[Barack Obama] is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or even a reform, not even in the state Senate.

Well, FactCheck.org picked it apart quite nicely before I could look up the bills, myself.  In fact, FactCheck.org had already posted a previous article about Obama working with Republicans to sponsor legislation– including McCain himself!

“Obama worked with Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, to write the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, which created a searchable database the public can use to look up details on federal grants and contracts. (McCain was also among the original co-sponsors of that bill, so Lieberman may have been tarring his own candidate when he disparaged Obama’s legislative accomplishments).”

But that’s still not where the McCain/Palin supporters contributed to debunking Palin’s claim.  In fact, the credit goes to their latest Internet rumor.

The new rumor claims that one of Obama’s first actions in the Illinois state legislature was a bill that sought to declare “Islamic Day” in Illinois.  Typically, these posts also contain an incorrect summary information for the bill, but they made one mistake.  They included the bill number:  SR0110.  A quick Google search turns up the real information on this bill.

So in one swift move, they’ve not only discredited themselves by posting a bill where Obama tried to recognize the work of a community center as a horrible act of treason, but they also pointed out a small fact:  Obama has in fact authored legislation, both on the state and federal level.

Now there are two possibilities:

  1. Palin isn’t familiar enough with her own running mate to know any better.  Not good.
  2. Gov. Sarah Palin is a liar.

So we owe the McCain/Palin supporters a debt of gratitude.  They’ve proven themselves that Gov. Palin is either ignorant or a liar and could quite possibly be both.

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