Today in Dayton, Sarah Palin began her campaign to be the Vice President by lying to America about her record.
She declared in no uncertain terms that she was against the Bridge to Nowhere. Always had been in fact.
But that turns out to not be the case.
October 2006 she said the following:
5. Would you continue state funding for the proposed Knik Arm and Gravina Island bridges?
Yes. I would like to see Alaska's infrastructure projects built sooner rather than later. The window is now--while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist.
In 2007 she said this:
"Despite the work of our congressional delegation, we are about $329 million short of full funding for the bridge project, and it's clear that Congress has little interest in spending any more money on a bridge between Ketchikan and Gravina Island," Governor Palin added. "Much of the public's attitude toward Alaska bridges is based on inaccurate portrayals of the projects here. But we need to focus on what we can do, rather than fight over what has happened."
And in March of 2008, just a few short months ago, her top legal counsel said the following:
Congressional earmarks for roads and bridges have received much attention in Congress and have become a principal impetus for reform. Unfortunately, Alaska has featured prominently in this discussion.
The Palin administration has responded to this unwanted attention in a number of ways. Certain previous decisions concerning transportation earmarks are being re-examined. Currently, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is conducting an audit to determine the status of all recent earmarks.
In addition, the department will have further discussions with local governments that are interested in particular earmarks. This discussion is precipitated not only by the earmark reforms in Congress but by requirements imposed on all states by the Federal Highway Administration.
The department wants to ensure that sufficient funds are available to complete earmark projects and that such projects are consistent with statewide planning and priorities.
I know that isnt the clearest of statements, but where in that does he express regret for anything other than the attention Alaska has gotten recently? Oh, and the title of that article?
My Turn: Palin not abandoning earmarks altogether
Oh and PS, and off topic:
Doesnt support a woman's choice, even in cases of incest and rape. Supported Pat Buchanan and Steve Forbes. Lying about her record. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you, the Republican nominee for Vice President, Sarah Palin!