The McCain folks must have forgotten to do the math, because they’re still accusing Barack Obama of requesting more than $1 million in earmarks for each day he’s been in the Senate — even though Alaska’s daily average is even higher.
Alaska has requested $750 million in earmarks during Sarah Palin’s 645 days in office as governor, for an average of $1.2 million a day. Obama’s earmark requests totaled about $722 million over the 3 1/2 years he’s been in office, for an average of about $537,000. Obama swore off earmarks for this year.
— Stephen Dinan, national political correspondent, The Washington Times