Yes, Palin did stop that bridge

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    Yes, Palin Did Stop That Bridge - WSJ.com

    Mr. Obama delivered over $100 million in earmarks to Illinois last year and has requested nearly a billion dollars in pet projects since 2005. His running mate, Joe Biden, is still indulging in earmarks, securing over $90 million worth this year.

    Mrs. Palin also killed the infamous Bridge to Nowhere in her own state. Yes, she once supported the project: But after witnessing the problems created by earmarks for her state and for the nation's budget, she did what others like me have done: She changed her position and saved taxpayers millions. Even the Alaska Democratic Party credits her with killing the bridge.

    When the Senate had its chance to stop the Bridge to Nowhere and transfer the money to Katrina rebuilding, Messrs. Obama and Biden voted for the $223 million earmark, siding with the old boys' club in the Senate. And to date, they still have not publicly renounced their support for the infamous earmark.
     
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    In other words, she was for it before she was against it.

    What bullshit.
     
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    biden and yo-bama were for it. then they got asked if they wanted to change their minds after katrina, and they were still for it.
     
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    "But, you know, when you've been taking all these earmarks when it's convenient, and then suddenly you're the champion anti-earmark person, that's not change. Come on! I mean, words mean something, you can't just make stuff up." -- Barack Obama, Sept. 6, 2008


    Mrs. Palin used her veto pen to slash more local projects than any other governor in the state's history. She cut nearly 10% of Alaska's budget this year, saving state residents $268 million. This included vetoing a $30,000 van for Campfire USA and $200,000 for a tennis court irrigation system. She succinctly justified these cuts by saying they were "not a state responsibility." Mrs. Palin cut Alaska's federal earmark requests in half last year, one of the strongest moves against earmarks by any governor. It took real leadership to buck Alaska's decades-long earmark addiction.


    Mrs. Palin also killed the infamous Bridge to Nowhere in her own state. Yes, she once supported the project: But after witnessing the problems created by earmarks for her state and for the nation's budget, she did what others like me have done: She changed her position and saved taxpayers millions. Even the Alaska Democratic Party credits her with killing the bridge.

    When the Senate had its chance to stop the Bridge to Nowhere and transfer the money to Katrina rebuilding, Messrs. Obama and Biden voted for the $223 million earmark, siding with the old boys' club in the Senate. And to date, they still have not publicly renounced their support for the infamous earmark.

    Mrs. Palin's record here is solid and inspiring. She will help Mr. McCain shut down the congressional favor factory, and she has a record to prove it. Actions mean something. You can't just make stuff up.
     
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    NO. She kept the money. Even built a road to nowhere with the money. She never sent the money back.

    And per person, Alaska is first in earmarks per capita.

    I'm going to negative rep you for being a liar or idiot. Just warning you.

    Here are some other things that should alarm you. I put them together yesterday:


    Sarah Palin is involved with the Alaska Independence Party. They want to break away from America and be their own country. Is there anything more anti American?



    "The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government," Vogler said in the interview, in which he talked extensively about his desire for Alaskan secession, the key goal of the AIP.

    Alaska Independence Party Founder Broadcast Hatred Of America





    She lied about being against the bridge to nowhere. She only stopped the project after it became a national embarrassment and SHE KEPT THE MONEY.



    Think Progress Lies To Nowhere: The McCain Campaign’s Inaccuracies On Palin’s Bridge To Nowhere Support



    She says she will fight lobbyists but actually hired one to secure millions in earmarks:



    Palin Hired Lobbyist to Get Millions in Earmarks | The Political Chase

    Also, Palin was a Pentecostal for over 20 years. They speak in tongues and believe the “end days” are nearing. That should alarm you because Pentecostals believe the war in the middle east is the start of it all. And the GOP are trying to start a war with russia & iran, and Israel has something to do with it too. Look up End of Days.

    Palin says on the video, "Pray for our military men, for our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God.

    Her campaign says she doesn't mix her faith with government business. But Palin did ask her audience to pray for a $30 billion natural gas pipeline she is on a mission to build in Alaska. In the video Palin says, "I think God's will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas pipeline built. So pray for that ... I can do my job there in developing my natural resources. But all of that doesn't do any good if the people of Alaska's heart is not good with God."

    Pastor Ed Kalnin, the senior pastor of Palin's former Pentecostal church, has also come under fire for his comments. In 2004, he told church members if they voted for John Kerry for president, they wouldn't get into heaven. He told them, "I question your salvation."
     
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    In other words... she came into a position and was presented with a situation about the bride and earmark... saw that they were supposed to receive money for this project... and after gaining knowledge on the subject and the situation she came to the right and correct conclusion that it was BULLSHIT and stood up for the right thing... exactly what a good politician and leader SHOULD do
     
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    What'd I lie about? I didn't write the article...

    What a moron you are...
     
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    bobo... considering the projects that get funded in Alaska that are expensive, such as oil pipeline maintenance etc... Alaska is going to get a good amount of federal funding...

    And of course come the other liberal BS slogan points on religion etc... each and every one baseless and shot out of the water when the whole picture, and not just your selective tidbits, is brought to light...
     
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    stopped it and still took the money and used it for "other" pet projects...

    she's a liar

    as for whether Obama got earmarks for IL or not...he's not the one running around screaming how evil earmarks are...now is he?

    it's called being hypocrites people...

    McPain = lying hypocrites!
     
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