So the Governor Palin choice surprised the country. A Washington outsider to prove that John McCain wasn’t for business as usual. Then something strange happened, Sarah Palin opened her mouth and it was politics as usual again.
I told Congress – I told Congress, “Thanks, but no thanks,” on that bridge to nowhere.
If our state wanted a bridge, I said we’d build it ourselves. Well, it’s always, though, safer in politics to avoid risk, to just kind of go along with the status quo. But I didn’t get into government to do the safe and easy things. A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not why the ship is built.
In seems though, in reality Palin was against only part of the bridge to nowhere project, the part that involved Congress canceling the funding for it.
When she finally canceled the $400 million project, Palin lamented the fact that Congress was not more forthcoming with federal funding. She said in a statement at the time:
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.
In spite my earlier concerns, it appears that Palin is ready to lead the country after all. Her ability to lie manipulate the truth would make even George Bush proud and that ability got him though 2 elections and 8 years in office…