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DemsUnited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 02:54 PM
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Palin's home town paper SLAMS her on bridge to nowhere lie.
Edited on Sun Aug-31-08 03:04 PM by DemsUnited
So, so obviously unvetted it's getting painful and embarrassing.

From today's Anchorage Daily News at http://www.adn.com/sarahpalin/story/511471.html


Palin touts stance on 'Bridge to Nowhere,' doesn't note flip-flop

By TOM KIZZIA
tkizzia@adn.com

Published: August 31st, 2008 02:29 AM
Last Modified: August 31st, 2008 03:06 AM

When John McCain introduced Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate Friday, her reputation as a tough-minded budget-cutter was front and center.

"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.

Meanwhile, Weinstein noted, the state is continuing to build a road on Gravina Island to an empty beach where the bridge would have gone -- because federal money for the access road, unlike the bridge money, would have otherwise been returned to the federal government.

<more>


This is a must read article in its entirety.

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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:02 PM
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1. Palin is a perfect smokescreen for the republicans.......
Edited on Sun Aug-31-08 03:13 PM by GreenTea
This election will be close, close enough for the republicans to steal, (they OWN the electronic voting machines, which 90% of Americans vote on)...so just as 2004 in the swing state of Ohio every exit poll showed Kerry won, every national poll showed Kerry percentages exceeded the margin of error, and Kerry was ahead all night until early in the morning when Bush pulled ahead against impossible odds to take Ohio which gave him the presidency again.....an election clearly stolen (190,000 votes not even counted and sitting in the Ohio republican Sec. of States office)....The excuse that was used by the republicans and their media for such an improbable turnaround in Ohio was that a wave of voters must have decided to vote for Bush at the very last moment when walking into the voting booth because of Bush's "war on terrorism". And the media went right along with it. (That still doesn't explain the always accurate exit polling that clearly showed Kerry won).


Now you can expect the same thing this November (2008) in swing & battleground states that the republicans have targeted - month's and even years ago...and the use of Palin is a perfect smokescreen for the republicans...when all polls (including the NEVER wrong exit polls) will show Obama winning...and then early in the morning when McCain pulls out unlikely wins in critical swing states...the republicans and the media will say, (paraphrasing some thoughts here) "Well it seems that a lot of angry Hillary supporters (and PUMA voters) decided to vote for McCain and his choice of selecting a woman at the last moment...So it turned out favorably for our next president John McCain" . And the media won't even raise an eyebrow to another obvious stolen election by Rove/republicans/Electronic voting machines...The media again will go right along with it.

Dems are just so certain Obama will be president...Same with Gore in 2000 and Kerry in 2004...they won, just like Obama will win...Most Dems do not believe it will be stolen again...Why not? The republicans have done it before, (with no repercussions) and have only gotten better at it with time!

Expect it to be stolen, again...nothing stopping the slimy, filthy, lying, greedy, hateful republican fascist from stealing it, again!

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DemsUnited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:09 PM
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2. I truly hope you are mistaken.
A McCain/Palin administration is unthinkable to me.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:20 PM
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8. Then people need to be ready to die to burn that machine down.
OR we need to STFU and enjoy the freedom of our chains.

I get the feeling we'll be hearing a lot of chains,

Revolution is SOOOOOO inconvenient.
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eshfemme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 04:01 PM
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18. Yeah, somehow AL's distance makes it easier for there to be disinformation.
Like the distance makes them seem like the middle of Siberia. Seriously, the MSM needs to actually know how to use the Google. Ugh.
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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 06:32 PM
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23. And I can see how the republicans see that Palin will also be an asset in a debate with Biden..
Edited on Sun Aug-31-08 06:36 PM by LaPera
Biden knows he will have to watch it because of the powerful republican media machine debating with a women -Republicans are smart - No way Biden can really win.

If Biden gets tough and in Palin's face and scores points all over her....All the media will say he's a bully, sexist, mean and women should reconsider voting for the Dems.

If Biden goes easy on her, and Palin comes out looking great, Biden loses.

If Biden goes gently on her and still wins the debate, the press will say what can one expect her to do against an experience debater like Joe Biden.

It's going to take a masterful on Biden;s part to overcome the republican media bullshit - And the republicans know this and will find ways to make it even tougher on Biden, the location of the debate, the host, the questions - Something!
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:10 PM
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3. Now THIS is a real issue to be discussed.
I hope her telling this lie will get some air time on the networks but I won't hold my breath.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:10 PM
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4. CBS is on the case too. Truth seeps out.
Palin Backed Bridge To Nowhere
Posted by Brian Montopoli| Comments2

John McCain has long characterized Alaskas so-called Bridge To Nowhere as an example of the sort of wasteful government spending that must be eliminated, suggesting that money designated for a bridge in Alaska to an island with 50 people on it could have been better spent elsewhere. And he has cast his new running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, as a like-minded champion of fiscal restraint.

"I told Congress, thanks but no thanks on that bridge to nowhere, Palin said Friday as she made her first appearance with McCain.

As it turns out, however, Palin did back the bridge during her campaign for governor. The Anchorage Daily News reports that he Alaska governor campaigned in 2006 on a build-the-bridge platform, telling Ketchikan residents she felt their pain when politicians called them nowhere. Palin later designated money earmarked for the bridge to other projects.

As the Daily News points out, the state is continuing to build a road on Gravina Island to an empty beach where the bridge would have gone -- because federal money for the access road, unlike the bridge money, would have otherwise been returned to the federal government.

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/08/31/politics/horser...
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DemsUnited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:17 PM
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6. Hope the truth does seep out. Not this week, probably because
Gustav will dominate the news (as it should). But in the coming days.

Did the McCain campaign spend any time at all vetting their candidate? Or did they just read the wikipedia entry and call it a day??
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:12 PM
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5. Even after she supposedly opposed the bridge, she kept the money.
Nice.
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Arm Chair Politician Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:43 PM
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13. What the press won't tell you about Palin...Did you know?
If you do the research, you will find news stories that state
or refer to all of the items below.  Someone should post a
thread about what the press isn't telling you on a national
level.


Palin stated: 'What is it exactly that the VP does every day?
- see the video here: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtilB1teksc

Palin abused her power and conducted her own investigation to
protect her political career with the press - listen to this
tape recording from the Alaska State Troopers for proof:
http://community.adn.com/plain/node/129005?gallery

Palin is under investigation for abuse of power and ethic's
violations.  This began long before her VP announcement and
was started jointly by Alaska's republican and democratic
party.

Palin didn't clean up local government, she sat back while
the FBI did her job.  No state corruption charges have been
filed even though many state laws were broken.

Palin quit a high ranking commissioner job instead of staying
in and cleaning up the Republican corruption which would have
put republicans in jail; she used it for publicity and
personal gain for running for office.

Palin's family help butcher and eat an illegally shot moose
then tried to frame her ex brother-in-law.  This is a
violation of state law...no charges were filed.

Palin ran in Alaska on an 'All Alaskan Pipeline' platform. 
Once in office, she flip-flopped.

Palin flip-flopped on the bridge to no-where

Palin endorsed Obama's energy policy - google Palin/Obama and
search the cached sites, she removed the endorsement last
week.

Palin didn't cut government spending.  She increased it with
when she was Mayor of Wasilla and Governor of Alaska.  Both
budgets were saturated with growing revenues.  

Palin is a liberal spender...if the projects are what she
wants to see go though.  Projects were approved in Alaska for
her home city while important projects elsewhere were ignored
and cut.

Palin's husband is used for city government and bullies State
employees.

Palin was caught driving with her child on her lap.  When the
trooper's found out, Palin prevented an investigation.

Palin didn't research her new top-cop after firing the best
cop in the state of Alaska, as a result, he was let go after
sexual harassment charges proved to be in his past with a
$10,000 severance package.  This new top cop was a long time
friend of Palin's family.

Palin is using personal email's on State time to prevent a
FOIA request from keeping tabs on her platform of
"Transparent government".

Palin conducted republican party business on state time while
trying to take control of the Republican party in Alaska.


More to come - do the research, Palin isn't good for VP. 
McCain doesn't understand (admiringly) the economy of the
USA...neither does Palin!!!!

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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 03:16 AM
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28. Wow, looks like McCain tapped Britney Spears with a gun.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:18 PM
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7. I thought she was so popular there?
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:21 PM
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10. Well, the ratio of men to women in Ak is still 4 to one or something...Right??
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Arm Chair Politician Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 04:52 AM
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29. No, the ratio is equal now 50/50
But when men were out numbered by women for some of us dating wasn't an issue :)

The ratio is now 50/50 - generally across the state anyway. The bush community (rural Alaska) is where dating gets tricky from what I've heard. Some people have to travel 100 miles away to get away from 'family'.
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 06:52 PM
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25. Not since she fired the police super in July!!
Her popularity numbers are going down faster than McCain in a jet over North Vietnam!!

LoL
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:21 PM
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9. Thanks for posting this...
I should have searched... I just posted the same thing.

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MO_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:27 PM
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11. I hope her comments were taped
so that they can be played many, many times on TV.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:29 PM
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12. If not, could show the quote on the screen, over her smiling, lying, pretty face. (nt)
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:46 PM
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14. k and R
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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 07:37 PM
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26. K&R
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:46 PM
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15. Yet somehow not one media talking head today, questioned this assertion by Palin or Rethug analysts.
We are not surprised.
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kikiek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:48 PM
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16. Road to nowhere was a go since they would lose the funds. Got the bridge money anyways.
Edited on Sun Aug-31-08 03:49 PM by kikiek
She is a liar.
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 04:00 PM
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17. She supported the "Bridge to Nowhere" when it was popular.
When it became unpopular she then opposed it but kept the $$$.

Yeah, she is a perfect Repuke. :puke:
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 04:02 PM
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20. Kind of a double lie...
She took the money for the Bridge to Nowhere, but used the money for something else.

As a taxpayer who funded that bridge, I want my fucking money back if you're not going to build it!
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 04:02 PM
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19. don't you just know the liberal media will be all over this story...recommended
:sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm:
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1Hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 04:21 PM
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21. I like comment #68 to this story
Edited on Sun Aug-31-08 04:41 PM by 1Hippiechick
68 August 31, 2008 - 11:48am | laelia

Shhhhh!

Please alaskans, don't post anymore. The more we say, the stupider we look. All of you fearmongers trying to say that Sarah has more experience than Obama is silly (and stupid). Sorry, I don't want her in the Oval Office. We all have to remember that the Legsilative Council voted unanimously to do an independent investigation, way before she was the candidate for vice president. Not made up or fabricated (leave that to Sarah)

I don't know how to put this text in boxes or make it in bold, but this one statement from above needs to be remembered, IMO:

"We all have to remember that the Legsilative Council voted unanimously to do an independent investigation, way before she was the candidate for vice president."
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Why do I think this important? Because of the following quote from the Troopergate article from ADN:

The McCain campaign says Palin was never directly involved and blamed the controversy on the campaign of the Democratic nominee, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama.
The Governor did nothing wrong and has nothing to hide. Its outrageous that the Obama campaign is trying to attack her over a family issue. As a reformer and a leader on ethics reform, she has been happy to help out in the investigation of this matter, because she was never directly involved, the campaign said in a statement.

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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 06:00 PM
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22. ...
:kick:
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 06:50 PM
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24. Another GOP liar!! Gawd, is that a requirement to be a Repub these days, or what?
Do these people know about tape recorders?
Video cameras?

Christ, just go ask George Allen what he thinks about video cameras now!!!!
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 07:45 PM
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27. K & R
:thumbsup:
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Qutzupalotl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:09 PM
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30. She said thanks AND no thanks.
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Kdillard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:10 PM
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31. kick.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:10 PM
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32. This is far more damaging than the baby story.
Her first chance to speak to the American people and she lies.
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:23 PM
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33. kick for defcon madness
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