Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Puttin' the kibosh on political bs emails...

There has been email circulating about Clinton v. Obama and who's more qualified. The email specifically points to the legislation that Clinton has accomplished against Obama and blurbs about Obama actually being a more qualified candidate. Well, an article off Newsweek that refers to factcheck.org shows the true dirt, objectively.

"We can say for sure...that Clinton has been the sole original sponsor of more bills than Obama at a slightly higher annual rate; that she's been more successful than Obama at passing bills through the Senate and into law; and that, while she has sponsored a number of seemingly frivolous bills that were signed into law, these are comparable to many of Obama's bills and common in the Senate generally.

"One final thought: Recently we published a special report warning readers about the high level of inaccuracy in chain e-mails. This one is no exception. In fact, with its anonymous author and grammatical errors, not to mention a redundancy or two, it's a classic of the genre. If you find one of these e-mails in your in-box, our suggested course of action remains the same: Just hit delete.

To read the article in its entirety you can click HERE. It's worth the read.

In other news from Newsweek and factcheck.org :

Per his latest advertisement ...
"I'm Barack Obama. I don't take money from oil companies or Washington lobbyists, and I won't let them block change anymore. They'll pay a penalty on windfall profits. We'll invest in alternative energy, create jobs and free ourselves from foreign oil."

"It's true that Obama doesn't take money directly from oil companies, but then, no presidential, House or Senate candidate does. They can't: Corporations have been prohibited from contributing directly to federal candidates since the Tillman Act became law in 1907.

"Obama has, however, accepted more than $213,000 in contributions from individuals who work for, or whose spouses work for, companies in the oil and gas industry, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. That's not as much as Sen. Hillary Clinton, who has received more than $306,000 in donations from people tied to the industry, but it's still a substantial amount."

...yea, a far cry from ZERO! Change you can believe in...do you want that in $20's, $10's...

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