Dale Jacobson, East Grand Forks, letter: McCain-Palin's attacks don't hold up
EAST GRAND FORKS -- I find it disingenuous of Sarah Palin to be attacking Barack Obama for his purported association to Bill Ayers, who happened to host a fundraiser for Obama. When Ayers was a member of the Weathermen in the '60s, Obama was 8 ye...
EAST GRAND FORKS -- I find it disingenuous of Sarah Palin to be attacking Barack Obama for his purported association to Bill Ayers, who happened to host a fundraiser for Obama. When Ayers was a member of the Weathermen in the '60s, Obama was 8 years old.
This is character assassination by association. I was disappointed to see our governor from Minnesota take part in this sleazy tactic.
Regarding her purported frugality as a mayor and governor, she lied about not supporting the infamous bridge to nowhere, she allowed a road to nowhere to be built and as mayor, she spent $50,000 renovating her office without City Council approval, an act one council member characterized as illegal. Her response? "I'm the mayor; I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me I can't."
Now, Palin is claiming John McCain has always supported regulation of the financial industry, despite McCain's own words and actions that say otherwise. McCain could use a refresher of his own record as well. He has consistently supported deregulation.
Haven't Republicans lost their right to claim fiscal responsibility? Character assassination and lying about their deregulation policies which began with Reagan will not alter economic realities. Only new policies will do that.
At some point, the U.S. will need to look at whether it wants to continue as a military empire or provide economic stability to its own citizens.