(STERLING HEIGHTS, MICH.) – Trying to wrest the mantra of change away from their opponents, John McCain and Sarah Palin told the crowd here that Barack Obama and Joe Biden aren't strong enough to bring reform to the federal government.
"That's why this ticket is the ticket to shake up Washington, because Sen. Obama doesn't have the strength to do it," McCain said. "He has never bucked his party on any issue – never. If you want real reform, if you want real change, send the one's who've actually done it. Send the team of mavericks who aren't afraid to go to Washington and break some china."
Palin pointed towards her tenure of just under two years as the governor of Alaska to show the kind of changes she says she'll bring to Washington.
"True reform really is tough to achieve, but in short order, we put the government of our state back on the side of the people," she said.
"I came to office promising major ethics reform to end the culture of self-dealing, and today that ethics reform is the law and that's what we're going to bring to Washington."