On a side note, when McCain said "She (Palin) never took earmarks as governor." he really meant the following (source):
Palin, in fact, requested $198 million in federal earmarks in February, including such expenses as $487,000 to fight obesity in Alaska and $4 million to develop recreational trails.
When asked for comment, his campaign said:
"Sen. McCain was in the throes of a discussion about her record of reforming government, which includes drastic cuts in wasteful spending in the Alaska state budget," said McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds. "If he gave viewers a mistaken impression, it certainly wasn't intentional or without some basis in fact."
So let me get this straight - if McCain gets too deep into a discussion he loses the ability to recall facts? Or maybe he just likes to say cute little sound bites without having the burden of representing actual facts?