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Palin gets enthusiastic greeting in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD | Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin accused Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama of hiding his true intentions when it comes to tax policy.

Palin said Friday that Obama supports "redistributing your hard-earned money." Palin focused part of her speech on contrasting Obama's economic and tax policies with those of Republican candidate John McCain.

Obama has characterized McCain's tax approach as "putting corporations ahead of workers."

Palin's venue could hardly have been friendlier. She spoke outside a massive outdoors store before a crowd of thousands in the heart of Missouri's Republican base. The Alaska governor even got familiar weather, with temperatures in the 40s and onlookers donning coats, winter gloves and blankets on a blustery day.

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