Salem radio talk show host Mike Gallagher interviewed Republican vice presidential nominee and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin today on “The Mike Gallagher Show.”
Gallagher: Let’s talk, governor, for just a moment about what I think is the sound bite of the entire campaign. This is the exchange that Senator Obama had on a rope line with a plumber in Toledo, Ohio of all places. This guy said, “Senator Obama I’m going to have a business that is $280,000 a year. You want to tax me. Why do you want to do that?” You’ve heard the audio, but governor, if you don’t mind, I want to play it real quickly for you:
Plumber: Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn’t it?
Obama: It’s not that I want to punish your success I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance at success too. I think that when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody.
Gallagher: “When you spread the wealth around,” he said, “it’s good for everybody.” Governor, these are Senator Obama’s own words. You know, you don’t have to do a whole lot of preaching to Americans about what, I think, are radical ideologies that Senator Obama represents, right?
Palin: I think what he is representing there is the idea that we are going to punish hard work and productivity and those who want to contribute more and grow jobs and hire more people—that there would be a punishment there, because government would take more from you. John McCain and I want to reduce everyone’s taxes so that our small businesses, especially, can hire more people. That’s how jobs are created. That’s how we get our economy back on track. We want to reign in government growth and that redistribution of wealth principle. We want to make sure that all Americans are given a hand up, not a hand out, but opportunity for all.
Gallagher: Tonight, governor, a crucial debate for Senator McCain. The speculation seems to swirl around this awful, evil, radical, terrorist Bill Ayers whom Senator Obama has associated himself with for many years. It seems inevitable that Senator McCain has to get this out on the table, does he not?