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WaPo vs. Sarah Palin: When an Extra $4 Million Is a Cut

The Washington Post is spinning an expansion of an Alaska teen pregnancy center by $3.9 million into the headline, “Palin Slashed Funds For Teen Moms.” (Via Ace of Spades)

What Governor Palin did is cut the budget for the expansion from $5 million to $3.9 million, hardly a “slash.” And here’s the list of the other pork she cut out, or reduced, from the budget. The more the MSM prints, the more we like her:

The vetoes are heightening the tension between Palin and legislators. Legislators particularly complained she vetoed projects she said she wouldn’t. They also said she axed things that met her own criteria, such as improving safety, and didn’t consult legislators enough about the vetoes.

“If you have a gentleman’s agreement and one party doesn’t carry forward with it, the agreement isn’t that good,” Meyer said.

Palin insisted she was always clear with legislators that nothing was veto-proof. She said she expected pushback from legislators.

“It’s never big enough for some lawmakers, it’s never big enough for some local officials,” Palin said.

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