McCain lied about Palin’s “energy expertise”

From the Obama campaign:

In a recent interview, John McCain said that Governor Palin “knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America.” If anyone covering the campaign is allowed to interview Senator McCain or Governor Palin again before Election Day, it might be worth asking how, given her expertise, she managed to so wildly misstate the amount of energy produced by her own home state. Governor Palin said that Alaska supplies 20 percent of U.S. energy, and Senator McCain repeated the false claim. The correct number is 3.5 percent. Facthcheck.org called their claim “Not true. Not even close.

And that’s the issue she’s smartest on. But more importantly, McCain again lied, or was so out of touch, so confused, that he has no idea what he’s talking about anymore. No wonder they won’t let him do a real interview.


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