Thursday, September 04, 2008

Fact-checking McCain/Palin

So, Sarah Palin confidently, yet smarmily, delivered a speech written by George W. Bush speechwriter Mike Scully. Good for her. Bad for the country. Democrats, and anybody else who cares about the future of America need to fight back, and fight back hard.

One good way to do so is with the truth. Here is the Associated Press's quick fact-check on yesterday's speeches, and here is FactCheck.org, a great resource for checking politicians of every stripe. They don't yet have a report up on the yesterday's speeches, but I assume they will soon... they've already gone after some lies by Joe Lieberman and Fred Thompson the previous day.

UPDATE: Their check of last night's speeches is up now. Not surprisingly, they found Palin & Scully's rhetoric factually challenged.

MORE: Slate has a Sarah Palin FAQ.

2 Comments:

At Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 12:23:00 PM PDT, Blogger Mike said...

Note that speechwriter Matthew Scully wrote a conservative book about animal rights and welfare, DOMINION, a few years ago, that I don't really like but which has gained him a place in the veg world. An interesting guy.

 
At Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 8:21:00 PM PDT, Blogger Mike said...

Here's a little background on Scully, with a link to more:
http://www.vegan.com/blog/2008/09/04/palin-and-scully/

 

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