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The Weekly Standard Takes on More Liberal Lies

Scott on September 5, 2008 at 2:51 pm

The latest lie about Palin seems to be that she (supposedly) cut funding for her state’s special needs programs and the office that administers those programs by over 60%.  Given the fact that she has a special needs baby, this makes her seem especially heartless and cruel…in other words, the typical Republican.

However, the truth is far different:

This charge is based on looking at the budget for Alaska’s Special Education Service Agency for 2007-2009. In fact, the December 2006 budget document that they cite would have been prepared by the outgoing administration — that of Republican Frank Murkowski, whom Palin defeated.

What’s gone unmentioned is that the Palin signed into law a dramatic reform of the state’s education financing system that equalizes aid to rural and urban districts, while significantly increasing funding for special needs students.

Sometimes the TRUTH just gets in the way of a really juicy story!

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