11.16.2009

Before Rogue: Sarah Palin's Top 10 Past Lies

Media Matters notes the top 10 lies of Sarah Palin - before she even considered writing a book. Here are the top 10 lies, for details, and the truth, click on over to Media Matters:

In anticipation of the release of Sarah Palin's memoir, Going Rogue, Media Matters for America has compiled a list of Palin's Top 10 falsehoods from before the book was published.

Falsehood 1: Democratic health reform bills include "death panel[s]"

CLAIM: Democratic health care reform proposals include a "death panel" which would determine whether people are "worthy of health care."

Falsehood 2: Palin said "thanks but no thanks" to Bridge to Nowhere

CLAIM: Palin refused federal funds to build a proposed bridge between Ketchikan, Alaska, and Gravina Island, popularly referred to as the "Bridge to Nowhere."

Falsehood 3: Obama was "palling around with terrorists."

CLAIM: The New York Times reported that Obama had been "palling around" with Bill Ayers.

Falsehood 4: Obama had not "authored ... a single major law or reform"

CLAIM: As an Illinois and United States senator, Barack Obama did not "author ... a single major law or reform."

Falsehood 5: Branchflower report "cleared" Palin of "any legal wrongdoing" in Troopergate

CLAIM: The Alaska Legislative Council cleared Palin of legal wrongdoing with regard to the termination of former Alaska Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.

Falsehood 6: Obama "described the Court's refusal to take up the issues of redistribution of wealth as a tragedy"

CLAIM: In a 2001 appearance on Chicago public radio station WBEZ, Obama said it was a "tragedy" that the Supreme Court has not addressed wealth redistribution.

Falsehood 7: Alaska "produces nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic supply of energy"

CLAIM: Palin was governor of a state that produces almost 20 percent of the nation's domestic energy supply.

Falsehood 8: Obama supported "allowing that baby to die" after a "botched abortion"

CLAIM: In opposing a bill amending the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975, Obama supported allowing a fetus "born alive" following a "botched abortion" to be allowed to die.

Falsehood 9: Palin vetoed stimulus energy efficiency money because it required tougher building codes

CLAIM: Palin vetoed stimulus funds for energy efficiency because it was "tied to universal building codes" that wouldn't work in Alaska.

Falsehood 10: Under Palin's leadership, Alaska began building a $40 billion natural gas pipeline

CLAIM: During Palin's term as governor, construction began on a $40 billion natural gas pipeline in Alaska, "North America's largest and most expensive infrastructure project ever."

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