September 22nd, 2008
06:00 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin accuses 'Obama-Biden Democrats' of spreading 'lies'

Palin accused 'Obama-Biden Democrats,' of attacking her family Monday.
Palin accused 'Obama-Biden Democrats,' of attacking her family Monday.

(CNN)— Governor Sarah Palin accused “Obama-Biden Democrats,” of launching a series of unfair attacks against her and her family in a fundraising email sent to supporters Monday.

“Friends, in the course of a few weeks, the Obama-Biden Democrats have launched attack after attack on me, my family and John McCain,” Palin writes in the email. “They’re desperate to win and they’ll no doubt launch these attacks against other reformers on our ticket.”

Watch: Obama says discussion of Sarah Palin's family is 'off-limits'

Earlier this month, the McCain campaign said its $47 million fundraising record for the month of August was due in large part to the addition of the Alaska governor to the ticket. Her presence on the campaign trail has also translated into larger crowds at campaign events throughout the country.

Palin said Obama and Biden have a “large financial advantage,” urging supporters that a contribution of any size will help stop the spread of “lies” and “misinformation” coming from Democrats.

“We must stop them,” Palin writes, “...before they turn these shameful tactics on others we support.”

Earlier this month when Obama was asked about Bristol Palin’s pregnancy, the Illinois senator repeated previous calls that “people’s families are off-limits.”

“This shouldn’t be part of our politics,” Obama said “It has no relevance to show Governor Palin’s performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president.”


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Joe Biden • John McCain • Sarah Palin
soundoff (412 Responses)
  1. Pat

    So democrats don't lie?

    September 22, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  2. ANGIE

    OMG you have to be kidding me when this woman has done nothing but lie and lie
    1 I WILL COOPERATE WITH THE INVESTIGATION OF TROOPER GATE
    2 I SOLD THE GOVENORS JET ON E BAY
    3 I TOLD CONGRESS THANKS BUT NO THANKS ON THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE
    4 LIED ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF NATURAL GAS IN ALASKA
    THIS WOMAN IS THE QUUEN OF LIES!! AND CORRUPT TOO SHE IS DICK CHENY IN A SKIRT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAKE UP AMERICA!!

    September 22, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  3. alvino

    Sarah, it is the McCain Campaign that consistently has us going to "fact check" to verify that what you and Johnny Boy say are 'misleading'. A true pit bull would not whine like a spoiled high school cheerleader. Grow up, tell the truth, and face the "troopergate" mess you created.

    September 22, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  4. The Republicans are comedic GOLD!

    Oh good grief. Worst VP candidate ever.

    September 22, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  5. Independent

    Huh?! What lies did they throw at u and ur family? If I recall they were pointing out your lies and they did NOT EVER attack ur family...STOP LYING dang it!

    September 22, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  6. Enrique, Chicago

    Is she serious?? Who is the one who has been traveling around the country telling voters that she did not accept money for a "bridge to no where?"

    September 22, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  7. Gerald in Georgia

    Is there anone other than me that this woman's voice makes you want to pull your hair out??? Is it just me or does this twang in her voice remind you of scratching a chalk board!!! This is the best we can do on the world stage? is this the best we can put forward to the world??
    God help us all!!!
    Seems that Corperate America kept this country dumbed down long enough to run off with the money leaving U.S. Citizens with the tab.

    September 22, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  8. McCain doesnt know if we are in a recession

    The Republicans are full of it.

    End of story.

    September 22, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  9. Palin has more experience than Obama

    Obama has brought change how???????? He has on his ticket a man that has been in DC over 30 years! Man that is doing things different.

    September 22, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  10. Chris in Alexandria

    Can we get a :rollseyes: emoticon in here, please?

    September 22, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  11. DJ Los Angeles

    Sarah Palin is the most uncredible, deceitful, dishonest and phony candidate ever.

    Proof, specifics, supporting facts? No...of course not.

    September 22, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  12. Soccer Mom, Columbus

    Sarah Palin drew 50,000 people to her rally this weekend in Central Florida. This is the largest audience in the history of the United States for a Vice Presidential candidate. What a woman.

    Sarah Palin 12 & 16'

    September 22, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  13. Earl

    YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME....DID ROVE TELL YOU TO SAY THIS?

    Is there enough space here to list all of YOUR LIES?...

    I think not..........Obama said it......."You're running scared"

    September 22, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  14. Abby

    "I've bought American literally all my life"- Owner of VW and Honda and Toyota

    September 22, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  15. Hillary Democrat

    Obama is an angry black man. He must be stopped from going to the White House and being run by the Chicago Mafia. GO SARAH!!! GO JOHN!! You are the only decent people left to run this country. VOTE MCCAIN in 2008 and HILLARY IN 2012.

    September 22, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  16. Frank

    I think something like that works with the Republicans .. so why not try it. The Republicans would be the last to care about the actual facts.

    September 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  17. Republi-Con

    Wow!!!!!!!!!
    More lies from liars..If I didn't know better I'd think the sky was falling.

    September 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  18. Skunk Meat Anyone?

    This is GREAT News for McGimmick and his skunk meat campaign where LIES COMES BEFORE COUNTRY!

    September 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  19. Steve, Madison WI

    An old repug (Rove) trick – accuse your opponent of the exact thing you are guilty of. Most people are smarter than that, however they are targeting the "easily persuaded" Fox News folk.

    September 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  20. dee

    HA! She will lie about lying.

    September 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  21. Reese

    Obama just got his left leg chewed off by the pitbull.

    GO SARAH!!!!! Enough of these biggots in empty suits trying to sell rainbows to the American citizens.

    When McCain is elected president (and he will be)I think the first plan of action is to send Obama and his pitbull faced wife packing. Buh-bye!

    September 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  22. Grampa Simpson

    Those big, mean, ugly and sexist Democrats! WWWAAAAHHHH WWWAAAAAHHHH!

    September 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  23. Puffin

    What is she talking about?

    September 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  24. tara

    This woman is a disgrace!!! Keep lying Palin, just keep lying. It just means that Olbermann will have to check writing checks to the Alaska Special Olympics Fund. You know, the one whose funding you helped cut off!!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN '08!!!

    September 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  25. J

    Is this woman totally mentally deficient? She is without a doubt the dumbest VP pick ever.

    How about she cooperate with her ethics probe, then when she is done with that she explain why she was made rape victims pay for their own rape kits?

    September 22, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
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