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Palin unable to name any examples of McCain ‘pushing for more regulation’ in the past 26 years.

By Amanda Terkel on September 24, 2008 at 7:48 pm

"Palin unable to name any examples of McCain ‘pushing for more regulation’ in the past 26 years."

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In her interview with Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) tonight, CBS’s Katie Couric noted that the governor has said, “John McCain will reform the way Wall Street does business.” “Can you give us any more examples of his leading the charge for more oversight?” Couric asked. Palin, however, refused to answer the question directly, instead going on about how McCain is seen as a “maverick.” When pressed further by Couric, Palin was unable to name any examples of McCain pushing for more regulation:

PALIN: I can give you examples of things that John McCain has done, that has shown his foresight, his pragmatism, and his leadership abilities. And that is what America needs today.

COURIC: I’m just going to ask you one more time – not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation.

PALIN: I’ll try to find you some and I’ll bring them to you.

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In recent weeks, McCain has been trying to obscure his record on deregulation, which is deeply unpopular with the American public.

Update

The Wonk Room has more.

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