Matt Lewis over at Town Hall has done his research and put together some good quotes about Sarah Palin’s true record of reform before her nomination as Vice-Presidential candidate on the GOP ticket.
Here are the quotes:
“Republican primary voters in Alaska are ready for a change and are rallying to the fiscally responsible leadership embodied by Governor Palin.”
– Pat Toomey, 9/24/2007
“Palin’s veto ax lops $268 million from budget”
– Achorage Daily News Headline, 5/24/2008
“(Palin) has come out and told her own congressional delegation, all Republicans, ‘Stop with the earmarks! It’s wrong, it’s wrong! Even when it benefits us in Alaska.’”
– Michael Medved, 12/21/2007
“Palin’s tough spending cuts drew criticism from Republican legislators whose pet projects were vetoed.”
– Fred Barnes, 7/16/2007
“This week, it was Palin who singlehandedly killed the leading symbol of Republican spending excess in Washington: the Bridge to Nowhere.”
– Patrick Ruffini, 9/29/2007
And here is Governor Palin’s Fiscal Record, also before she was nominated:
July 1st, 2007 – Massive line item vetoes (lopping almost a quarter-billion dollars off of a $1.8 billion capital budget).
Dec. 11th, 2007 – Palin’s proposed budget slashes earmark requests, and dramatically slows growth of government.
March 23rd, 2008 – More vetoes in the “supplemental budget”. Palin also demands that legislators explain their pork projects to her personally before she signs off on any of them. This issue was particularly hilarious because the budget was for “emergency spending” and it included (among other things) the construction of batting cages and gun ranges.
May 24th, 2008 – Second consecutive year of huge line-item vetoes in the state’s capital budget (over a quarter-billion dollars this time, 10% of the total capital budget).
Can you imagine having that kind of integrity, that kind of fiscal responsibility in the White House?
I think that after the four years of the socialism we are about to see, Sarah Palin’s record is going to look better and better.
You can access the original blog entry on-line here:
Palin The Fiscal Conservative Reformer
November 14, 2008