In almost every speech she has given since being selected as Sen. John McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has said she told Congress, "Thanks but no thanks for that Bridge to Nowhere." But as a candidate for governor, Palin supported the bridge. And while it is true that she officially ended the project, she did so after it was clear that Congress was no longer going to fund it and after spending the more than $200 million originally set aside for the bridge on other transportation projects.
SOURCE: | By Karen Yourish - The Washington Post - September 10, 2008
As Campaign Heats Up, Untruths Can Become Facts Before They're Undone Article | 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 bridg...