"Just the other day, our opponent brought up earmarks, and frankly I was surprised that he did, considering his record on earmarks. I didn't think he'd want to go there. In just three years, our opponent has requested nearly a billion dollars in earmarks, and that's about a million dollars every working day.
We reformed the abuses of earmarks in our state, and *it was while our opponent was requesting a billion dollars in earmarks as a Senatorial privilege. What I was doing was vetoing half a billion dollars as an executive responsibility*."
- Governor Sarah Palin. Fairfax, VA speech.
10, September, 2008
I rest my case.