POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Washington Post : Palin continues to lie about “Bridge to Nowhere”

Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 10, 2008

A story by Washington Post Staff Writer Jonathan Weisman …

  • From the moment Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin declared that she had opposed the infamous “Bridge to Nowhere,” critics, the news media and nonpartisan fact checkers have called it a fabrication or, at best, a half-truth. But yesterday in Lebanon, Ohio, and again in Lancaster, Pa., she crossed that bridge again.
  • “I told Congress: ‘Thanks but no thanks for that Bridge to Nowhere up in Alaska,’ ” Palin told the crowds at the “McCain Street USA” rallies. “If we wanted a bridge, we’ll build it ourselves.”
  • Palin’s position on the bridge that would have linked Ketchikan to Gravina Island is one example of a candidate staying on message even when that message has been publicly discredited. Palin has continued to say she opposed a project she once campaigned for — then killed later, only after support for it had collapsed in Congress.

LMW comment:

Palin’s lies are evidence of a candidate who cannot think for herself or is not allowed to.

Does this remind you of Bush-McCain repeatedly insisting that we’re on the road to victory in Iraq when the facts are clearly otherwise.

Or John McCain saying that the economy did “pretty well” in the 8 years of the Bush administration.

The only question is whether the American people will buy such obvious falsehoods. I agree with Sen. Obama that the American people are not stupid; they get it.

Watch the polls shift back to Obama as the high of the Palin selection fades in the glare of a truthful spotlight.


Read the entire Washington Post story at … http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/09/AR2008090903727.html


One Response to “* Washington Post : Palin continues to lie about “Bridge to Nowhere””

  1. Ilene said


    A very good article by Clarence Paige from the Chicago Tribune about how first impressions may well be misleading ….

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