The Political Pendulum

I smell bacon …oh no, it’s just “pork barrel spending.”

Posted on: September 5, 2008

Despite what Sarah Palin said in her speech about telling Congress, “thanks, but no thanks on that bridge to nowhere,” and Fox News’ attempts to try to tell us otherwise, it appears Sarah Palin was for The Bridge to Nowhere before she was against it. 

According to the Boston Herald, “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.” 

One has to wonder if the flip flop is because McCain can’t have a Veep who participates in the very earmarks and pork barrel spending that he has publicly denounced.  Now to be fair, Sarah Palin is not the only pork barrel spender, however she is the one that is running for the second most powerful position in the free world.  If you’ll lie about pork barrel spending, what else will you lie to us about?

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