Color me confused… Who exactly is the VP candidate and who exactly is the Presidential candidate on the Republican ticket?
“I look up, about five minutes into McCain’s address and see a steady stream of people walking out of the rally. They just came to see Palin apparently,” she writes.
Palin also proved today that she was a little behind on what’s going on in Washington, being an “outsider” and all, it’s rather clear she hasn’t been paying attention:
Sarah Palin likes to tell voters around the country about how she “put the government checkbook online” in Alaska. On Thursday, Palin suggested she would take that same proposal to Washington.
“We’re going to do a few new things also,” she said at a rally in Cedar Rapids. “For instance, as Alaska’s governor, I put the government’s checkbook online so that people can see where their money’s going. We’ll bring that kind of transparency, that responsibility, and accountability back. We’re going to bring that back to D.C.”
There’s just one problem with proposing to put the federal checkbook online – somebody’s already done it. His name is Barack Obama.
Oops! Sorry Sarah, but you’ve been beat to the punch:
In 2006 and 2007, Obama teamed up with Republican Sen. Tom Coburn to pass the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, also known as “Google for Government.” The act created a free, searchable web site – USASpending.gov — that discloses to the public all federal grants, contracts, loans and insurance payments.
In June of this year, Obama and Coburn introduced new Senate legislation to expand the information available online to include details on earmarks, competitive bidding, criminal activities, audit disputes and other government information.
Palin’s “not ready.” Fear not though readers, if by some wild chance we end up with McCain-Palin in the White House next year, she’ll be good for bagging those random moose that stroll into the White House. That will be the sum total however. She brings nothing else to the table.
[Originally published at TaylorMarsh.com]