Sarah Palin

Did Palin Really Fight The “Bridge To Nowhere”?
August 29, 2008

Republicans have been heavily touting Sarah Palin's reformist credentials, with her supposed opposition to Alaska's "Bridge to Nowhere" as Exhibit A. But how hard did she really fight the project? Not very, it seems. Here's what she told the Anchorage Daily News on October 22, 2006, during the race for the governor's seat (via Nexis): 5. Would you continue state funding for the proposed Knik Arm and Gravina Island bridges? Yes. I would like to see Alaska's infrastructure projects built sooner rather than later.

Palin Fun Facts!
August 29, 2008

Since everyone south of Juneau seems to be relying on their trusty Nexis accounts for more information on the surprise Republican vice-presidential candidate, I'll do the same. A brief sampling of her pre-gubernatorial career: -Forbesmania!  Palin was an Alaska  cochair of Steve Forbes' 2000 presidential campaign. -Float for change! Palin's float won first prize in the political category at the 1999 Alaska State Fair.    -Gay marriage, no; Wal-Mart marriage, yes! As mayor of Wasilla, Palin once presided over a wedding in a Wal-Mart. -A cessna in every garage!

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