Monday, September 08, 2008

Two Disperate Points, Same Conclusion

Have a gander at this graph of our wonderful employment numbers, sponsored by your current GOP leadership. BTW, did you ever wonder why, when the number goes down the politicians always claim a causal relationship between what they have done and the number dipping, but when the number goes up there is an increase in denial of responsibility?

But what I found interesting in this trend chart is the ebb and flow of it. If you look over the Clinton Years, the number was extremely high at the start, but shrunk substantially and continuously over his 8 years. In direct contrast of the last 8, it's been rocky. I don't see four more years of republican rule fixing that trend.

On another note, you have to wonder about the credibility of a candidate who can't even get the small details correct.
McCain himself said yesterday, "You know what I enjoyed the most? She took the luxury jet that was acquired by her predecessor, and sold it on eBay -- and made a profit!"

Someone should really tell McCain to be more careful with his words:
In fact, the jet did not sell on eBay. It was sold to a businessman from Valdez named Larry Reynolds, who paid $2.1 million for the plane -- shy of the $2.7 million purchase price -- according to news reports at the time. Reynolds contributed to Palin's campaign in 2006.
Palin, so far as I can tell, has precisely said she auctioned the plane on eBay, without confirming whether or not it actually sold.
Selling planes at a discount to your campaign contributors? Sounds rather fishy and more in line with the GOP culture of corruption than some upstanding individual I want to hold up as a role model for my children.

Who has whose hands in whose pockets? Does the Palin/McSame ticket sound like the party for the ordinary citizen and representation, "of the people, for the people, and by the people?" Not to me.

Mesasge, Vote OBAMA.

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