Special Hypocrisy

I’m not sure this qualifies as a lie, but claiming credit for having “pushed for more funding for students with special needs”, after halving the $550,000 Special Olympics budget by executive veto doesn’t strike me as the best way for Sarah Palin to demonstrate her commitment to the cause.

Of course, it’s pretty easy to understand why someone who’s serious about special needs would slash $275,000 from a budget of $13.6 billion. Those 1/495,545-of-total-budget-items tend to pile up, especially when there was still $1,000,000 for artificial field turf projects (page 50, 61), $2,000,000 for swimming pool upgrades (page 51, item 9).

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