Politics & Government

September 4, 2008

Palin was for earmarks before she was against them

Since McCain announced last week that Sarah Palin would be vice presidential running mate, his campaign has worked to paint her as a crusader who took on two of the most successful appropriators in the history of Congress: her fellow Republicans and titans of Alaska politics, Sen. Ted Stevens and Rep. Don Young. But Palin also sought earmarks, both as a governor and a small-town mayor — a position that is at odds with McCain's zero tolerance.

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