Saturday, August 30, 2008

Whoops! Sarah Palin Told a Fib on That "Bridge to Nowhere"

Like P nominee, like VP nominee:

Today, the 20-month governor of Alaska said the following:

"And I championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. In fact, I told Congress -- I told Congress, 'Thanks, but no thanks,' on that bridge to nowhere. If our state wanted a bridge, I said we'd build it ourselves."

This is a misstatement:

She did not oppose the bridge to nowhere.

Here's what she told the Anchorage Daily News on October 22, 2006, late in the race for the governor's seat (via Nexis):

Would you continue state funding for the proposed Knik Arm and Gravina Island bridges?

"Yes. I would like to see Alaska's infrastructure projects built sooner rather than later. The window is now--while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist."

So she was very much for the bridge and insisted that Alaska had to act quickly-the party of Ted Stevens and Don Young might soon lose its majority, after all.

Uh oh! There goes Palin's "maverick" credentials! Well, she's following some great footsteps. I mean, hasn't her running mate John McBush done the same... On just about EVERYTHING??!!


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