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Friday, September 12, 2008

I'll believe it in the Lower 48

From the NY Times:
In speech after speech to crowds in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia in recent days, Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican candidate for vice president, has made sure to mention the so-called Bridge to Nowhere, the Alaska project that has become the symbol of earmarks, and what she portrays as her “thanks but no thanks” position on it.

When she landed in Fairbanks in her home state on Wednesday night, though, the bridge was notably absent from an (otherwise mostly similar) speech she made inside an airplane hangar before her homestate crowd.

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On Thursday, a campaign aide said Governor Palin’s decision not to mention the so-called Bridge to Nowhere as she was welcomed home inside the hangar here had no broader significance. Governor Palin had changed other elements of her speech here too, the aide said, in the interest of time. Whether she returns to the theme outside Alaska remains to be seen.
Let's make this simple: Palin wouldn't say her "thanks but no thanks" line in Alaska because they already know it's bullshit, since her support for the Bridge To Nowhere was a major plank of her 2006 gubernatorial campaign.

Her incessant lying about the Bridge was (and will continue to be?) aimed at all of us here in the Continental USA. The test is when she comes back here and does her rallies with McCain. And frankly, I wouldn't put it past her.

(Speaking of rallies, have you noticed that ever since McCain tapped Palin to be his running mate, suddenly being a popular celebrity is a good thing again? Oy)

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