(CNN) - Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin said Wednesday it was unfair of Barack Obama to attack John McCain after the Arizona senator said the fundamentals of the economy remain strong hours after a major investment bank filed for bankruptcy protection.
“Well, it was an unfair attack on the verbiage that Senator McCain chose to use because the fundamentals, as he was having to explain afterwards, he means our workforce, he means the ingenuity of the American people. And of course, that is strong and that is the foundation of our economy," Palin said in an interview with Fox News, her second sit-down with a reporter since being named to the Republican presidential ticket nearly three weeks ago.
“Certainly it is a mess though, the economy is a mess," Palin also said. "And there have been abuses on Wall Street and that adversely effects Main Street."
Less than 12 hours after the announcements banking giant Lehman Brothers went bankrupt and Merrill Lynch was being sold, John McCain told a Florida crowd, "People are frightened by these events - our economy, I think, still, the fundamentals of our economy are strong."
The Obama campaign immediately pounced on the comment. McCain said later in the day the strength he was referring to was that of the "American worker."
LAdy are you KIDDING me!!!! UNFAIR?
All the lies you and McSame are spewing are making me sick to me stomach. GET A LIFE!!!
McCain said the economy was ok–where does he live. McCain was wrong again.
Her idea of the market is that the government has nothing to do with economy. So how she as a politician can be blamed for it ?
She knows nothing about economy and nothing about foreign policy – who cares she knows how to kill moose and troopers .....
The last thing I want to hear from this unqualified chick is unfair. Yes, I said it chick!!!
sorry. this aint a beauty pageant. go take it out on a baby polar bear or somethin'.
What is this, elementary school?
Is Palin tattling on Obama to the American people?
You are running for Vice President Sarah!
This is ridiculous!
She is an embarrasment.
Yes Gov Palin and Senator Mc Cain the working man is one of the many fundamentals of the economy and it is not strong!!!!! What planet are you radical right GOP Wing nuts living on! The American worker is laid off, unemployed, starving, and homeless, because your leaders sold us out to the richest people in our country! You have some nerve to use the slogan Country fist! seems to me you put yourselves and all your rich friends first! screw the country! that is what happens though when us ordinary republicans allowed this radical right faction to move in and take over our party!
Obama scares me more everyday, I do not think he can handle the huge task that is awaiting the next President. He had to take two vacations during the primary season. The problems of a campaign are nothing compared to securing the future of this country both domestically and abroad.
Interesting that she did this interview on FAUX news. The McCain camp knows that he screwed up, and then made things worse every time he opened his mouth after that statement yesterday. Who cares what Palin thinks about this situation. She is a simple minded, narrow minded prom queen who knows less than McCain.
Booohooo!!! Its not fair!!! Grow up people just lost alot of money in there retirement and your complaining it not fair.. OH my, is this gradschool. I thought she was a pitbull?? Sounds like a poddle to me. Its not fair. Are you kidding me!!!
With all due respect, but he said what he said! You can spin it any which way to sunday. He is out of touch, that is the bottom line!
So the excuse is McCain doesn't understand the terms used to describe the economy?? Thanks for clarifying Sarah!
Obama's campaign donations from Fannie and Freddie, Jim Johnson
ties amounted to $85,000.00
Obama scares me more everyday, I do not think he can handle the huge task that is awaiting the next President. He had to take two vacations during the primary season. The problems of a campaign are nothing compared to securing the future of this country both domestically and abroad
If she stomped her feet and crossed her arms while she whined about it, it would complete the picture of her as a spoiled brat who is just now having her OWN dirty laundry aired. It's called politics, Sarah, honey and your guy is LOSING.
OBAMA/BIDEN '08 & '12!! YES WE CAN!!!
The story about the American worker is new and it´s pandering – it was the economy he was talking about so many times. No false excuses.
Sarah Palin is a doody-head.
Well Sarah, it would be an unfair attack if McCain hadn't used that exact "verbage" at least 16 times recently. He meant exactly what he said.
Give it a rest Obama. You are such a hypocrite claiming to rid DC of typical politicians but your actions show you ARE in fact a typical Washington politician.
can't take the heat? .....get out...
I would bet that in the course of the next two weeks no one is going to care what she thinks about anything. Does the word implode mean anything to the "core?"
Go home, seriously. We don't need you to win this election. God I can't stand Hillary or her supporters. Hillary is a pig witch in lipstick. Palin is the true american woman.
Neither of these candidates cares about Main Street. I will vote for the candidate who SPENDS THE LEAST in these troubled times. What a farce for either to talk about the economy considering the millions they are spending to get elected.
Ya, well those "fundamental American workers" still need jobs........if you actuall look at the Republican platform you will see that under their plans all you will see is more job losses and more corporate BS.....