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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.

Originally posted to Fools on the Hill on Mon Sep 01, 2008 at 06:27 AM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Grrrrrrr (0+ / 0-)

    Even in its expose of this blatant lie, the Washington Post backs off at the end and makes concessions to the possibility that there may have been something honorable in Palin's change of direction.

    Baloney.  She changed her mind on building the bridge ONLY BECAUSE SHE WAS UNABLE TO SQUEEZE ENOUGH MONEY FROM THE FEDERAL TREASURY TO BUILD IT.  Period.

    In her own words, she was in a huge hurry to get it done while Alaska had the power in place to do it.  Katrina short-circuited the power.

  •  Have no fear (0+ / 0-)

    there are swarms of reporters in Alaska right now digging into the story.  I'm betting the real shock is that she turns out to be less of a hardline conservative and more of an ordinary Alaska politician with lots of mushy views on things.  Hint: her "position" on Iraq, the fact that she puts on a campaign button for whoever blows through town, her ambiguous relationship with Ted Stevens and the "old boys", her record of raising taxes in Wasila. Also, let's add "part-time mayor" to the description of her experience.

    I think the weekend didn't work in favour of the McCain campaign.  They thought they could use the Labour Day hiatus to define her--the Democrats successfully raised lots of questions about her qualifications.  By the end of the week, she will be a much "smaller" person.

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