(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."
That is a bunch of hog wash! Palin is no better then MCcain. Liers
What is your economy plan Sarah????
Top Recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Campaign Contributions, 1989-2008
1) Chris Dodd $133,900
2) John Kerry $111,000
3) Barack Obama $105,849
4) Hillary Clinton $75,550
Hey Charlotte at 6:56 pm ... if you haven't noticed ... all politicians take vacations on a pretty regular basis ... your point is??
From one woman to another, QUIT WHINING LIKE A LITTLE GIRL!
I am so sick of listening to her whine !She says bring it on, but when someone does she whines.
I can not even image this woman speaking to anyone besides the other "HOCKEY MOMS".
Change my vote to her because she is a woman? OVER MY DEAD BODY!
GO HOME, AND SHUT UP!
Has anyone ever researched the word, Maverick? I have. It means, "an independent thinker, without thought or action; a rebel". I think McCain/Palin are correct in their definition of the Original Mavericks. They make decisions without thought or action... I want a President with sound judgement, who thinks things through soundly. I appreciate Obama's judement when it is not always popular. McCain said the economy was fundamentally strong, UNTIL it was clear to everyone, and then McCain, that it really is not. That's not leadership.
Third, When did we have the Highest unemployment since the great depression?
Fourth, when did we have the most government regulation?
Answer 1: Business
"The business of America is business." – Calvin Coolidge
Answer 2: see above
Answer 3:The economic crisis during the Carter years.
Answer 4: Again, during the Carter years.
Fifth, which president was the biggest business deregulator since Reagan?
Answer 5: Bill Clinton
Obama does not get economics.
I don't care how much experience he has, I don't care if he had more than Mccain and Biden put together, and undergrad who has taken a single semester of microeconomics knows more than him
Vote Obama, Vote Unemployment.
Since the email thing was closed I guess I'd say...what do you expect of the liberal blog boys...if you had read some of the websites they run you would see filth and lies every day about Hillary and then they asked for money to support the site. Bull I wouldn't give any of them my used toilet paper.
At this rate the "fundamentals" will be broke if we keep following the economic policies of McBush. We really cannot afford four more years.. If some entities are "too big to fail" what does that mean about the rest of us? We are too small not to fail?
Palin's idea of the market; A place she buys Polar bear meat from Nanook of the North Grocers
what is wrong with wanting Equality? I say it over and over again. There are only, two kind of People!! Over and over, I hear about women. Shelter's for Women! When will Women???? A Man's Man, I hear often... But! Where is "Jane Bond"???
It is so sad that we cannot get past race and face the facts. The majority of the people who are McCain supporters are living below the poverty level, barely keeping their heads above water, losing their homes in record numbers, while he remain insensitive to the pain of the American people. I lost all respect for him despite the fact the he was a POW, because of the way he abandoned his first family. It is obvious that he is a opportunist and will say and do anything to get in White House, and if he were to get there, he would forget all of those struggling Americans who voted for him just like he did his injured first wife. (SHAME ON YOU JOHN MCAIN), BUT don't forget the law of reciprocity.... John Mccain is a supporter of the failed Bush policies that got us in the mess that we are in... Why in the world does anyone want to continue to lose jobs, live in delapdated trailers, barely afford gas, and live with no healthcare... NO MCCAIN, NO WAY!!!!!!!!!! SOUTHERN STATES FOR OBAMA....
As the saying goes, If at first you don't succeed, then you're not Sen. John McCain!
Mr. McCain, with his own 2 hands, built the house he was born in.
Now that's awesome!
McCain/Palin 2008! Palin/Bullwinkle 2012!
One of you, I dare one of you doom and gloom party members to tell me that the United States economy is not stronger than any other on the planet.
Herbert Hoover thought the fundamentals were strong too. This is what the fundamentalist Christians should be praying for instead of rain on Obama. All they do is cause more hurricanes on the just and unjust.
Unfair who is she kidding! go tell that to Walt Monegan, that's unfair.
one thing I've learned in law schools is to NEVER, EVER use the word "fair." I think that applies here too.
Did McCain not state, "the fundamentals of the economy are strong"?
So how are Obama's attacks unfair?
It was CNN whom confirmed that Palin did not withdraw her request for funds for the bridge to nowhere, but rather Congress turned her down!
It was CNN whom confirmed that Palin has received hundreds of millions for earmarks.
It was CNN whom confirmed that Palin, as Mayor, did not completely manage the fiscal affairs of her town properly.
It was Palin whom stated that 20% of US drilled oil comes from Alaska, whereas CNN confirmed that it is only 3.5%.
How are Obama's attacks unfair?
And why doesn't the media criticize the Republicans for their unfair attacks on Obama?
right it goes to the definition of what is is. this country just lost a trillion dollars in wealth in just 48 hours and these clowns think our fundamentals are strong? and then pander to the idiots by saying they mean its the workers. give me a break you repugs are so out of touch
Anyone who believes the Republicans can fix the mess they created; also believes the iceberg could've saved the Titanic." — Hillary Clinton
This about sums it up….
Oh wow ... I love this!
They cry out when the preceived injustice is done to them. They want every one to be punished
what planet is she from? Is this woman for real ?
Does Sarah Palin know how speak or does she have to yell everything and DRIVE her point. She speaks to people like they are her kids... Hello Sarah.. They are not your kids!
How is it unfair to use someone's own words against them? She'd be right there if it had been Obama or Biden who had made the same comment!
77% of Obama's ads are negative
I am shocked this is outrageous.
Obama is a dirt ball and a wind bag