McCain-Palin Camp Puts out New Ad: “Original Mavericks”

September 9, 2008

Lee’s Summit, Missouri—

The McCain-Palin campaign released a new television ad today, “Original Mavericks.” The ad presses that the GOP ticket are reformers who have bucked their parties.

The commercial lists their accomplishments, “He fights pork barrel spending. She stopped the Bridge to Nowhere. He took on the drug industry. She took on big oil.”

The ad says that the duo will take on Washington, “He battled Republicans and reformed Washington. She battled Republicans and reformed Alaska. They’ll make history. They’ll change Washington.”

The ad does not reveal that Governor Palin did support the Bridge to Nowhere, the much-maligned bridge to a tiny populated island in her home state when she ran for governor in 2006, but opposed it when she became governor of Alaska.

The Obama campaign was quick to respond and point that detail out:

“Despite being discredited over and over again by numerous news organizations, the McCain campaign continues to repeat the lie that Sarah Palin stopped the Bridge to Nowhere. John McCain has voted with George Bush 90% of the time and he and Sarah Palin will continue Bush’s economic policies, his health care policy, his education policy, his energy policy, and his foreign policy. McCain and Palin will say or do anything to make people believe that they will change something besides the person sitting in the Oval Office. That’s the kind of politics people are tired of, and it’s anything but change,” said Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton.

The McCain camp stresses that once Palin was in office and examined the project closely she opposed the Bridge to Nowhere.

Click below to watch the ad:

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