Palin was rolled out last Thursday to a crowd in Dayton Ohio. This was carried by major news networks across the nation. Palin offered herself as the reform candidate. In introducing herself and where she stands on governance she told the American voters, "I told Congress, 'Thanks but no thanks on that Bridge to Nowhere".
However the truth is that Palin was for that bridge to nowhere. While campaigning in Ketchikan in September 2006, Palin indicated support for the bridge project, assuming there was no better alternative. "This link is a commitment to help Ketchikan expand its access, to help this community prosper," she told the local chamber of commerce, according to an account in the Ketchikan Daily News.
Palin also indicated she turned the funds down and was against earmarks. However the truth is that she supported the earmarks and encouraged Senator Stevens and Representative Young to pursue federal funds.
As Palin saw it, the time to get earmark funding is now not later. "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."
Lastly, she kept the American taxpayers money. Palin's decision resulted in no savings for the federal government. The bridge money is being spent on other highway projects in Alaska.
Palin's misleading American voters is being reported by the Washington Post and the UK Telegraph.
So this is where we stand. Essentially no one know who Palin is or would offer as VEEP. Now that she has lied to us, we can't believe anything she told us about herself. And all that we really learned is that she is a blatant liar. Now that isn't change we can believe in. As a matter of fact, it is just carrying on the same that Bush has offered us.
Now is the time to solve global warming instead of taking Palin's position of denying the science for special interests and cronies.
What we really learned, is that she isn't ready for prime time.