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pdxmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:12 AM
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The Bridge to Nowhere lie is going to come home to roost. Expect
to see that dropped from her stump speech soon. Not only did she support the earmark for the bridge, she also hired a lobbyist for her little city when she was mayor, to go get her some of those nice little earmarks.

"While running for governor in 2006, though, Palin backed federal funding for the infamous bridge, which McCain helped make it a symbol of pork barrel excess.

And as mayor of the small town of Wasilla from 1996 to 2002, Palin also hired a Washington lobbying firm that helped secure $8 million in congressionally directed spending projects, known as earmarks, according to public spending records compiled by the watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste and lobbying documents."

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008...

She could very well be the gift that keeps on giving.
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Just-plain-Kathy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:17 AM
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1. K&R....
:kick:
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Imagine My Surprise Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:17 AM
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2. I hope this gets legs enough to be her un-doing...
but who knows.
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pdxmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:22 AM
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4. I'm hoping the media will actually do its job. USAToday has started. Now
we'll see if, after the hurricane, we see more of this.
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:21 AM
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3. "I was for earmarks before I was against them"
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pdxmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:34 AM
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5. Here is the part that I thought was the most telling:
"In September 2007, Palin's office issued a new release saying the governor had "cancelled all state work on the Gravina Island bridge project, which gained national fame as a symbol of what critics said was wrong with federal budget earmarks."

"I think that's when the campaign for national office began," Ketchikan Mayor Bob Weinstein told the Anchorage Daily News on Saturday."


It was a purely political decision, as a way to set her up for all of this. So it's been less than a year since she decided she was a "reformer".
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medicswife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:37 AM
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6. Most interesting. That is very telling. nt
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medicswife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:38 AM
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7. There is a story about her "flipping" on the bridge
on MSNBC's website as well. I don't see anything about it on CNN's.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 02:24 PM
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10. that was the SECOND bridge. did you know that? she actively supported fhe first in her gub run:
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Tutonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:39 AM
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8. Good post.
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