Senator Chuck Shumer (D-NY), appearing on this morning's MEET THE PRESS in support of Barack Obama's candidacy, outlines the three questions that Sarah Palin should (but won't) address as part of the vetting process.
"She talks the talk but so far she hasn't walked the walk. There was an article in today's newspaper that said that part of the Bush Doctrine that she believes in is cronyism -- because she filled the Alaska government with old pals. It's a little reminiscent of "Brownie and FEMA"...
"But there are three other questions I think that she has to answer if she's wants to be the reform candidate. First, is she going to support Senator Stevens(R-AK) is this election campaign? Senator Stevens is the "King of earmarks". Supposedly the McCain/Palin team hates earmarks, and yet... he's the 'King of earmarks.' He was indicted for involvement with lobbyists. If it's politics as usual... she's supporting Stevens. Is she a new broom that sweeps clean?"
"Second, there's an investigation about abuse of power, that she wanted to fire a state trooper because he was in a bitter divorce with her sister. And she has ordered all Alaska employees not to talk to this bipartisan investigation that was set up before she was Vice-President."
[Looking directly into the camera] "I want to ask Governor Palin. Will you... if you're "new politics," you should certainly let the employees of the state of Alaska talk to the investigators. Stonewalling is not new politics."
"And finally... will she release her tax returns? Joe Biden has, Barack Obama has. There are some questions there because she was given per diem payments while staying at home. $17,000. Are those on her tax returns?"
"How can you be "reform and sweep clean" -- you've can't just talk the talk, you've got to walk the walk."
The McCain/Palin campaign will create phony controversies over the next 7 weeks -- anything to avoid openly discussing the issues -- as they continue to lie to the American public about their platform of 'change'.
McCain/Palin is four more years of Bush.
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