Obama can play the disingenuousness game, too!

Tuning into the AM Radio whilst returning, through the rains of Tropical Storm Hanna, from a night in Philadelphia, I heard a remark from Senator Obama, uttered at a campaign stop in New Jersey, whereby Obama took a swipe at Sarah Palin by averring that, as president, he plans to take a stand against pork-barrel spending: He won’t permit the construction of bridges to nowhere; under his leadership, we’ll build “bridges to somewhere”. If I recall, although she “was for it before she was against it”, Governor Palin ultimately nixed the project, and has, on occasion, since, remarked that Alaska should become more self-sustaining, relying less heavily on Federal dollars. On the other hand,

Sen. Biden and Sen. Obama voted for funding the Bridge, even when given a second chance by Sen. Tom Coburn, who proposed shifting earmark funds to Katrina relief.

Sen. McCain did not vote on the Coburn Amendment, though he is on record as opposing the Ketchikan bridge earmark. [My inserted link; my emphasis. – NPO]

I’m just sayin’.


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