A week and a half ago, the day after Sarah Palin was picked as McCain's running mate, Bubble Meter pointed out that Sarah Palin was lying when she claimed to have opposed "The Bridge to Nowhere." Now some points that Bubble Meter highlighted on August 30th are making it into Barack Obama's stump speech. They are also finally being covered by the mainstream media.
Bubble Meter, on the "Bridge to Nowhere", August 30, 2008:
First, Governor Palin was for it before she was against it.Barack Obama quoted in The Wall Street Journal, September 8, 2008:
"You can't just make stuff up. You can't just recreate yourself. The American people aren't that stupid," he said. It's like "being for it before you were against it," Sen. Obama said, a reference to a damaging statement John Kerry made in 2004.Bubble Meter, August 30, 2008:
Second, she changed her position on the bridge when it became a national issue and when it became apparent that Alaska would have to pay part of the cost itself.Barack Obama, September 8, 2008:
"When it came to the bridge to nowhere, she was for it until everybody started raising a fuss about it..."Bubble Meter, August 30, 2008:
Third, even though Alaska got rid of the bridge, THEY KEPT THE FEDERAL MONEY! All they did was decide to spend your federal tax dollars on other stuff. They got rid of the symbol of wasteful earmark spending, but they kept the actual wasteful earmark spending.The Wall Street Journal, August 8, 2008:
And while she did take part in stopping the project after it became a national scandal, she did not return the federal money. She just allocated it elsewhere.Finally, The Wall Street Journal points out that not only is Sarah Palin no opponent of earmark spending, she is actually the worst governor in the entire U.S.A. regarding earmark requests:
Gov. Palin has requested $750 million in her two years as governor — which the AP says is the largest per-capita request in the nation.I apologize for the recent string of political posts in this housing bubble blog. I am fascinated by the presidential election, but I will try to restrain myself. ...unless you guys like this sort of thing.