So by now, if you have been following political talk for the last few weeks, you’ve heard about the “bridge to nowhere.”
Who would have thought an unconstructed bridge going to a place called nowhere would be such a big deal.
Well, it is.
On a day the Obama campaign said McCain and Palin were “lying about their records,” we also read how Palin is a hypocrite about earmarks and spending.
Naturally, the Obama camp does not let the facts get in the way of their attacks.
Townhall.com has a great article with a Palin quote- that’s right, an actual quote- about the “bridge to nowhere.” That’s serious journalism you know.
Here’s the article. And the quote:
Yes, Palin did indicate some support for a Ketchikan “link” (which could be a bridge or a ferry) while campaigning to become Governor. Her exact quote the Obama campaign is using against her is from a 2006 article in the Ketchikan Daily News. Palin is quoted saying:
“The money that’s been appropriated for the project, it should remain available for a link, an access process as we continue to evaluate the scope and just how best to just get this done. This link is a commitment to help Ketchikan expand its access, to help this community prosper.”
What a stunning quote.
This is probably why she does not have a 95 percent approval rating. It’s only 80 percent.
What was Congress’ approval rating? Lower than George W. Bush and in the teens? I thought so.
The article continues:
“Link” is the operative word. That can mean bridge, ferry or anything else that gets people from one location to another. She also said the “scope” should be considered, which can mean size and cost. Regardless, as Governor, when it really counted, she opposed the bridge flat-out. Meanwhile, in the US Senate, Obama VOTED FOR the $400 million Bridge to Nowhere.
So Obama voted for the pork. How about some grits with that bacon? Palin was trying to help the people, but realized it was a big mess. Especially when she realized this:
If the bridge were built, the family of Sen. Lisa Murkowski would benefit. Murkowski’s mother Nancy, wife of former Gov. Frank Murkowski, is co-owner with her three siblings of a 35-acre parcel of land on Gravina Island.
That’s the same incumbent governor Sarah Palin defeated. What irony.
And, to top all of this off, I found the last quote from an old website run by Democrats criticizing Republics. It’s been taken down from their website, however, Google had a snapshot of it. Here is the page:
Remember, Obama voted for this! The Dems could have made this page: