President seeks $500,000 for ads to rebut Palin

Matthew Cook
Raleigh Political Buzz Examiner
November 21, 2009

Another e-mail from info@barackobama.com hit my inbox yesterday. The subject: Sarah Palin.

It begins: “Right now, Sarah Palin is on a highly publicized, nationwide book tour, attacking President Obama and his plan for health reform at every turn.”

The mail goes on to say “It’s dangerous. Remember, this is the person who coined the term “Death Panels” — and opened the flood gates for months of false attacks by special interests and partisan extremists.”

“Whatever lie comes next will be widely covered by the media, then constantly echoed by right-wing attack groups and others who are trying to defeat reform.”

“So we’re setting a big goal: $500,000 in the next week to help push back against Sarah Palin and her allies…..We need to be prepared. And we’re counting on you help. Can you chip in $5?”

So it has come to this: a sitting president soliciting donations for counter-attack ads on a former VP nominee hockey mom that most of the mainstream media rediculed in the last election. If her claims are so outrageous, why bother spending the money to respond?

The rest is here.

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