nBy the Numbers: Palin’s Record

October 11, 2008 at 8:42 pm 1 comment

 John McCain, presumptive GOP nominee for months. He had tons (TONS) of time to research and vet a running mate suitable to be the President. Selecting Palin is not just a blow to his own campaign but to the whole party.

It appears it may have come from the greatness of the Huffington Post.  Here’s a sampling, see the whole list at the great Huffington Post website. 

 

 

Sarah Palin may lie, but numbers don’t. Her record speaks for itself.  

2007: the year in which Sarah Palin first obtained a passport (Source)

1.5:
the approximate number of hours Palin spent on a refueling layover in Ireland, which the McCain campaign cited as part of her foreign policy experience (
Source) 

3:
the number of times John McCain specifically criticized earmarks requested by Sarah Palin when she was mayor of Wasilla, citing them as examples of wasteful spending (
Source) 

$506.34:
the amount of federal earmarks Alaska residents will receive per capita in 2008, the highest level of any state (Source)
 

312:
the number of nights during her first 19 months in office that Palin charged taxpayers a “per diem” totaling $16,951 for staying in her own home — an allowance intended to cover meals and incidental expenses while traveling on state business (Source)
 

$453 million: the total amount of earmarks Palin has asked U.S. taxpayers to fund for Alaska projects over the past two years, despite McCain’s insistence that she hasn’t sought earmarks or special-interest spending from Congress (Source) 

$500 to $1,200: the fee that Wasilla charged rape victims to pay for post-sexual assault medical exams, after the city cut funds during Palin’s tenure that had previously covered the exams (Source) 

25: the percentage by which Palin raised the sales tax in Wasilla to pay for a sports center, despite claims that she cut taxes (Source 

0: Wasilla’s long-term debt when Palin took office in 1996 (Source) 

$18.6 million: the long-term debt Palin racked up by the time she left office in 2002, amounting to about $3,000 per resident (Source) 

$150: the cash payment offered by the Palin administration to hunters who turn in legs of freshly killed wolves gunned down from airplanes (Source) 

500: the number of Fortune 500 companies Sarah Palin is not qualified to run, according to McCain adviser Carly Fiorina (Source)

15: The number of minutes McCain and Palin spent together during their only meeting prior to the interview in which McCain offered her the vice presidential slot (Source) 

50: the number of days after Palin announced she “will fully cooperate” with an ethics investigation into the “Troopergate” scandal that the McCain campaign announced she was “unlikely to cooperate” because it had been “hijacked” by Obama operatives. The probe was unanimously authorized by a bipartisan panel of eight Alaska Republicans and four Democrats. (Source) 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-kurtzman/sarah-palin-by-the-number_b_127355.html 

 

 

How Palin became VP: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/6bda020b0f  (McCain cites PTA experience).  

Right to Know: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/03d0f10a32

 

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  • 1. Leah  |  October 12, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    I am impressed by the time and effort you put in to collecting these figures. It it the most complete reference I have seen to date and I would like to quote them in my book, “THANKS! But NO Thanks!” about Palin and that we need to open our eyes to the Theo -Republican Party that is growing whether we like it or not.

    I fear that our complacent behaviour of yesterday must be replaced with at minimum an awareness in order to avoid waking up to a Plain as President and then wondering how it happened.

    May I cite you?
    Leah

    Reply

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