From NBC/NJ's Matthew E. Berger and NBC's Mark Murray
LEE'S SUMMIT, MO -- Palin said here today that Obama "still can't acknowledge the coming victory in Iraq."
"He said he's for change. But in Iraq, change happened, and that's a great thing for America, senator," Palin said at a rally with McCain at The Pavilion at John Knox Village, about 23 miles southeast of Kansas City.
Palin also repeated her line -- which fact-checkers mostly dispute -- that she stopped the infamous Bridge to Nowhere. "I told Congress 'thanks but no thanks' for that Bridge to Nowhere. If the state wanted to build a bridge, we'd build it ourselves."
But as our friends at Politifact put it: "In the fall of 2005, Congress removed the language specifically directing the money to the bridge, but it kept the money in place and left it up to Alaska to decide which transportation projects the state would like to spend it on. By the time Palin pulled the plug on the Gravina bridge project in September 2007, much of the federal funding for the bridge had already been diverted to other transportation projects."
Later today, Palin will take her first solo flight -- without McCain -- but has no solo events scheduled. She is skipping a Chicago fundraiser McCain and is heading straight to Cincinnati, where she will attend events with McCain on Tuesday. Campaign aides said spending the time in Ohio was a better use of her time, but would not detail what she would be doing.