Town Hall Meeting
Denver, CO 10/02/08
JOHN MCCAIN: My friends, I’ve had hundreds of town hall meetings around this country for many, many years and I’ve got to say, thanks to you and to you and to you this is one of the more impactful and emotional town hall meetings I’ve ever had. Maybe it’s because a women’s town hall.
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Bush in 2000, Palin in 2008
Bush in the debates of 2000 saying almost the exact same talking points Sarah Palin uses in the 2008 debate.
Palin Said Shes Known For Putting Partisan Politics Aside. During the 2008 vice presidential debate, Governor Palin said, We’re known for putting partisan politics aside to just get the job done.” [Vice Presidential Debate, 10/2/08]
Bush Said Partisanship Needs To Be Put Aside. During the third presidential debate in 2000, Governor Bush said, In order to get something done on behalf of the people, you have to put partisanship aside, and that’s what we did in my state. [Commission on Presidential Debates, 10/17/00]
Palin Called For Health Care Tax Credit. During the 2008 vice presidential debate, Governor Palin said, “He’s proposing a $5,000 tax credit for families so that they can get out there, and they can purchase their own coverage, and that’s a smart thing to do.” [Vice Presidential Debate, 10/2/08]
Bush Called For Tax Credit. During a 2000 presidential debate, Governor Bush said, We need a $2,000 credit, rebate for people, working people that don’t have insurance, they can get in the marketplace and start purchasing insurance. [Commission on Presidential Debates, 10/17/00]
Palin Said She Didnt Want To Argue About Causes Of Global Warming. During the 2008 vice presidential debate, Governor Palin said, But there are real changes going on in our climate, and I don’t want to argue about the causes. What I want to argue about is how are we going to get there to positively affect the impacts.” [Vice Presidential Debate, 10/2/08]
Bush Said Questions Remain About Global Warming. During the second presidential debate in 2000, Governor Bush said, ” I — of course there’s a lot — look, global warming needs to be taken very seriously, and I take it seriously. But science, there’s a lot — there’s differing opinions. And before we react, I think it’s best to have the full accounting.” [Commission on Presidential Debates, 10/12/00]
h/t: John McStain