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Latest Lib Smear: Palin Was Not Against Bridge to Nowhere | Founding Bloggers

Latest Lib Smear: Palin Was Not Against Bridge to Nowhere

August 31, 2008

My, they sure are having a difficult timing attacking this pro-gun, pro-Life, conservative mother of 5 who enjoys an 80% approval rating as Governor of Alaska.

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The latest lib smear is that Palin did not oppose the “Bridge to Nowhere”.
The Left is already starting to lie about Sarah Palin.

But, sadly, it is the Left, once again, who is lying.
They have such a difficult time with reading comprehension.
Here is what the Anchorage Daily News reported today:

“I told Congress, thanks but no thanks on that bridge to nowhere,” Palin told the cheering McCain crowd, referring to Ketchikan’s Gravina Island bridge.

But Palin was for the Bridge to Nowhere before she was against it.

The Alaska governor campaigned in 2006 on a build-the-bridge platform, telling Ketchikan residents she felt their pain when politicians called them “nowhere.” They’re still feeling pain today in Ketchikan, over Palin’s subsequent decision to use the bridge funds for other projects — and over the timing of her announcement, which they say came in a pre-dawn press release that seemed aimed at national news deadlines.

“I think that’s when the campaign for national office began,” said Ketchikan Mayor Bob Weinstein on Saturday.

…McCain also claimed to have found, in Palin, “someone with an outstanding reputation for standing up to special interests and entrenched bureaucracies” and “someone who has fought against corruption and the failed policies of the past” and “someone who has reached across the aisle and asked Republicans, Democrats and independents to serve in government.” On those scores, Palin can fairly claim credit, according to Alaska political leaders and others who have followed her career here.

She did fight corruption as a whistle-blower, even before an FBI investigation burst into public view. She also stood up to “party bosses,” as McCain claimed, running against Republican incumbents as an outsider — though she has yet to unseat her nemesis, Randy Ruedrich, as state party chairman.

Palin spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said Saturday that as projected costs for the Ketchikan bridge rose to nearly $400 million, administration officials were telling Ketchikan that the project looked less likely. Local leaders shouldn’t have been surprised when Palin announced she was turning to less-costly alternatives, Leighow said. Indeed, Leighow produced a report quoting Palin, late in the governor’s race, indicating she would also consider alternatives to a bridge.

There you have it.
Sarah Palin opposed the “bridge to nowhere”.
It’s so sad to see the Left stoop to deceit in order to discredit the popular Palin.

They are having such a difficult time bashing this woman and mother.
It’s really too bad.

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3 Responses to Latest Lib Smear: Palin Was Not Against Bridge to Nowhere

  1. S on August 31, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    uhm, I have some bad news for you.

    Its public record

    http://www.adn.com/sarahpalin/story/511471.html

    She fully supported the Bridge To Nowhere.

    Something tells me you are going to be doing a lot of this in the next 2 months though

  2. Andy B on September 1, 2008 at 6:40 am

    MUST READ: Keep in mind this is the liberal strategy. This comes from one Dem Underground on their grotesque speculation on a Palin pregnancy cover-up.

    NoodleyAppendage (1000+ posts) Sat Aug-30-08 10:26

    122. What many here don’t understand. It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not. RUMOR IS TRUTH.

    The modern laws of media hype and political warfare have a useful tenet:

    Repeat ANYTHING or raise false concern over ANYTHING and it is likely to be planted in the conscious/subconscious of many voters.

    If people start to think that there might be something fishy with Palin’s last kid (if hers), then that’s FINE. One more doubt (whether tied to reality or not) is another hesitation at the ballot box.

    GET WITH THE PROGRAM PEOPLE. The “rising above it” bullshit has served us so well in the past, hasn’t it?

    If you have problems with the story, then STFU and get out of the way of Dems who are engaged in MODERN POLITICAL WARFARE. Go tend your garden or some other pedestrian task, because the “concern trolls” are not helping shape the message.

  3. yoyoyo on September 8, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Go back and check the facts. She welcomed the money, and only when it turned out that Alaska couldn’t shoulder its share of the bridge funding did she turn “against” the bridge. Except that she kept all of the federal funds to be used on other Alaskan projects.

    It’s simply untrue that she opposed the bridge.

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