(GREEN BAY, Wisc.) As she continues to sharpen her attacks against her Democratic rivals, Sarah Palin accused Barack Obama of not abiding by his campaign's own mantra.
"Now earlier today our opponent told his supporters to go out and argue with those who disagree with him," Palin said. "He told them to get in your face, and you know, that doesn't sound like the politics of hope or the politics of change to me."
At a campaign event in Elko, Nevada, on Wednesday, Obama did incite his supporters to argue with people who question his commitment to protecting the Second Amendment.
"I need ya to go out and talk to your friends, and talk to your neighbors," Obama said. "I want you to talk to 'em whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you argue with them, and get in their face, and if they tell ya, 'Well, we're not sure where he stands on guns,' I want you to say, 'He believes in the Second Amendment.'"
Palin also hammered Obama for his lack of executive experience, while at the same time touting her own understanding of energy policy, which she says she developed as governor of Alaska.
"Our opponent says he wants to help Americans who are struggling with high energy costs," Palin said. "But time and time again, he's sided with special interests and come out against solutions that would help Americans heat their homes and fuel up their tanks and pay their energy bills. And maybe if he'd been the governor of an energy-rich state, he'd get it."