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Sarah Palin, grasping for any sort of idea that she has accomplished something worthwhile during her first 20 months of full-time governance, touted her opposition to the "Bridge to Nowhere" in her first appearance on the national stage a few days ago.

Palin noted:

"I championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. In fact, 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."

However, this has been exposed as a lie, and Alaskans are pissed.

Yes, Alaskans are pissed, because they know the real Sarah Palin.

When she was running for governor in 2006, Palin said she was insulted by the term "bridge to nowhere," according to Ketchikan Mayor Bob Weinstein, a Democrat, and Mike Elerding, a Republican who was Palin's campaign coordinator in the southeast Alaska city.

"People are learning that she pandered to us by saying, I'm for this' ... and then when she found it was politically advantageous for her nationally, abruptly she starts using the very term that she said was insulting," Weinstein said.

Palin's spokeswoman in Alaska was not immediately available to comment.

This is a blatant and outright lie.  This, coupled with Troopergate, have to make John McCain's VP pick an epic fail.  This is insanity.  Literally.  John McCain didn't vet this lady, and she's not fit for national office.

Originally posted to JohnnyCougar on Mon Sep 01, 2008 at 12:44 AM PDT.

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