Obama takes first hard hit at Palin
- Barack Obama took his first direct swipe at Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on Saturday, criticizing her for supporting congressional earmarks before opposing them.â€śI know the governor of Alaska has been, you know, saying she is change,â€ť Obama said at a town hall meeting here. â€śAnd that is great. She is a skillful politician. But when you [have] been taking all these earmarks when it is convenient and then suddenly you are the champion anti-earmark person.â€śThat is not change, come on,â€ť Obama continued. â€śI mean, words mean something. You canâ€™t just make stuff up. You canâ€™t just make stuff up. We have a choice to make and the choice is clear.â€ťThe comments were his harshest attack yet on Palin, who sought millions of dollars in earmarks as mayor of Wasilla but later began criticizing them as governor.