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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:23 AM
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NY Times today on Palin and Earmarks (w/ odd new photo of the happy couple)
Edited on Mon Sep-01-08 09:24 AM by enough
What caught my eye here was the photo of McCain and Palin holding hands on a trip down the runway. This used to be Cindy's role.

Also a substantive article about her earmark problem.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/01/us/politics/01bridge....


Account of a Bridges Death Slightly Exaggerated

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and LARRY ROHTER
Published: August 31, 2008

ST. PAUL Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska owes her selection as Senator John McCains running mate in part to an irresistible slogan: the Bridge to Nowhere.

Stephen Crowley/The New York Time
Mr. McCain and other critics of the Congressional pet projects known as earmarks adopted the label to deride a $220 million allocation for a bridge to the tiny Alaskan island of Gravina (population, a few dozen). And Ms. Palin became famous as the governor who, in 2007, finally killed the project.

I told Congress thanks but no thanks on that Bridge to Nowhere, she said in a speech on Friday after being introduced by Mr. McCain as his vice presidential pick.

But Ms. Palins history with the infamous bridge and earmarks, which many critics call pork is more complicated.

As the new mayor of tiny Wasilla, Alaska, in 2000, Ms. Palin initiated a tradition of making annual trips to Washington to ask for more earmarks from the states Congressional delegation, mainly Representative Don Young and Senator Ted Stevens, both Republicans.


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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:24 AM
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1. she's his soulmate
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:24 AM
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2. McCains soul mate (Palin) is famous for increasing earmarks for Alaska
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:25 AM
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3. Off to the "Bus". She gives good "Bus"
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:33 AM
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4. she's holding out her forearm so he can steady himself going down the stairs
I'm guessing his balance is less than optimum due to age and long-time physical limitations
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Franks Wild Years Donating Member (687 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:49 AM
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5. What's up with Huck?
Edited on Mon Sep-01-08 09:55 AM by Franks Wild Years
He looks like he's bringing back the poundage he lost prior to his Presidential run.
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Chloroplast Donating Member (723 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:54 AM
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6. I saw that, too. He worked hard to lose that weight and he's packing it back on.
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