September 3, 2008 1:23PM

McCain‐​Palin vs. Obama‐​Biden on Earmarks

Robert Bluey of the Heritage Foundation beat me to the punch by detailing the differences between McCain‐​Palin and Obama‐​Biden on earmarks.

Bluey makes an important point: even unquestioned reformers like Jim DeMint (R-SC) only recently found earmark religion. Better late than never. Especially in a state like Alaska, which is basically a welfare state where corruption is the status quo, Sarah Palin has built an impressive record of reform. Important questions remain to be answered about her stances on tax and budget policy, but compared to Obama and Biden, there’s no question the appropriations cardinals would be sweating bullets under a McCain‐​Palin administration.