McCain-Palin: Ticket to Nowhere.
Meanwhile, Sarah Palin continues to repeat her Bridge to Nowhere and earmarks lies. Palin's false claims have been thoroughly debunked by the media, independent fact-checkers and public records, including in the governor's own state of Alaska. Yet she carries on lying.
Update: On Monday she was at it again. Campaigning on her own, Palin said Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama "wants to raise income taxes and raise payroll taxes and raise investment income taxes and raise business taxes and raise the death tax. But John McCain and I know that's not the way you grow the economy," she added.
According to the Associated Press, independent groups such as the Tax Policy Center have concluded that four out of five U.S. households would receive tax cuts under Obama's proposals. And former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said John McCain's tax proposals are unworkable.
John Aravosis has an excellent compilation of the mainstream media taking McCain to task for his lies.
A McCain campaign spokesman shrugged off numerous media reports - and criticism leveled by members of his own party - about Palin's and McCain's insistence on knowingly telling falsehoods,. Brian Rogers told Politico, "We’re running a campaign to win. And we’re not too concerned about what the media filter tries to say about it.”
Sounds awfully familiar, doesn't it? These are the same tactics Bush and Cheney used with their "weapons of mass destruction" claim and other outright lies leading to the disastrous war in Iraq.
As Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo says, "Basing a campaign for high office on a strategy of deliberate lies is not an issue of tactics. It calls into question the character of the candidate and his fitness for office."
Photos taken at an "Alaska Women Reject Palin" rally in Anchorage, courtesy of Mudflats. Some 1,400 people (and about 90 Palin supporters who were protesting) attended the rally, which was organised by "a small group of women, talking over coffee."