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Excerpts from Books by and about 2008 candidates
Sen. John McCain (R, AZ)
Why Courage Matters
Sen. Barack Obama(D, IL)
Dreams From My Father
Sen. Joe Biden (D, DE)
Promises to Keep
Gov. Sarah Palin (R, AK)
New Energy for Alaska
Rep. Bob Barr (L)
The Meaning of IS
Rep. Cynthia McKinney (G)
Green Party Debate
Ralph Nader (I)
The Good Fight
Alan Keyes (NAIP)
Our Character, Our Future

Sen. Hillary Clinton
It Takes A Village
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Character Makes A Difference
Amb. Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future
Rep. Ron Paul
Freedom Under Siege
Gov. Mitt Romney

(click a book cover for excerpts and a review or other books by or about the presidency from

"The Fact Checker" by Michael Dobbs, GovWatch Archive, in the Washington Post

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GovWatch is edited by the Washington Post's Michael Dobbs.
   Barack Obama: GovWatch: Obama’s “present” votes were a requested strategy.
   John McCain: GovWatch: 1999: Don’t force women to have illegal operations.
   Mitt Romney: GovWatch: 2002: “preserve & protect” right to choose.
Budget & Economy
   John McCain: GovWatch: Specified cuts are $10B, not $100B.
Civil Rights
   Mitt Romney: GovWatch: 1994: Favored gays serving openly in military.
   Mitt Romney: GovWatch: Father supported MLK, but never marched with him.
   Barack Obama: GovWatch: No, more young black men in college than in prison.
   Mike Gravel: GovWatch: Yes, Americans are getting fatter, but not dumber.
Energy & Oil
   Barack Obama: GovWatch: $150B for electric car batteries & new technology.
   Barack Obama: GovWatch: Supports nuclear power if it’s clean & safe.
   Barack Obama: GovWatch: Opposes Yucca Mountain for nuclear waste storage.
   John McCain: AdWatch: Obama is the “Dr. No” of energy security.
   John McCain: GovWatch: No, Obama supported $150B in energy innovation.
   John McCain: GovWatch: Build 45 new nuclear power plants by 2030.
   John McCain: AdWatch: Realistic climate plan that clashes with GOP.
   John McCain: End moratorium on offshore oil drilling.
   John McCain: GovWatch: Yes, his cap-and-trade bill is mandatory.
   John McCain: GovWatch: Favors wind & solar in ad; favors nuclear in bills.
   John McCain: GovWatch: Gas tax cut goes to oil companies, not consumers.
   Hillary Clinton: GovWatch: Gas tax holiday saves $8B; but that’s 64 cents/day.
   John McCain: GovWatch: 2003: Ethanol doesn’t increase energy independence.
   John McCain: GovWatch: Voted for one Congressional Katrina investigation.
Government Reform
   Barack Obama: AdWatch: I opt out of broken public campaign finance system.
   Barack Obama: GovWatch: Promised public financing, and then retreated.
   Barack Obama: GovWatch: No, McCain & RNC don’t get much money from PACs.
   Mitt Romney: GovWatch: 1994: advocated spending limit on elections.
Gun Control
   Mitt Romney: GovWatch: 1994: did not “line up with the NRA”.
Homeland Security
   John McCain: Applying habeas to Guantanamo let 30 terrorists attack US.
   John McCain: GovWatch: Only 13 Gitmo recidivists & none attacked US.
   Barack Obama: GovWatch: Anti-immigrants fuel xenophobia, but 45% increase.
   Mitt Romney: GovWatch: 2005: Called comprehensive reform “reasonable”.
Principles & Values
   Barack Obama: GovWatch: “Worked his way thru college” meant 2 summer jobs.
   Barack Obama: GovWatch: Wears flag pin to deflect anti-patriotism critics.
   Barack Obama: GovWatch: never a Muslim, but school listed him as Muslim.
   Hillary Clinton: GovWatch: Maybe won popular vote, but only delegates count.
   John McCain: GovWatch: 2002: Religious Right are “agents of intolerance”.
   John McCain: GovWatch: No, Constitution says we’re not a Christian nation.
Tax Reform
   Barack Obama: GovWatch: didn’t vote to raise taxes 94 times; at most 54.
   John McCain: GovWatch: 2001: against tax cut that went to rich.
   Ron Paul: GovWatch: Zero income tax reverts to 1990 budget, not 2000.
War & Peace
   Hillary Clinton: GovWatch: Withdrawal in 60 days has no timetable to finish.
Welfare & Poverty
   Barack Obama: AdWatch: Fought for workers from college thru Senate.
   Barack Obama: GovWatch: Welfare laws he “passed” were federally mandated.

The above quotations are from "The Fact Checker" by Michael Dobbs, GovWatch Archive, in the Washington Post.

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