Sunday, August 31, 2008

van Palin is a Solid Pick

Why is Mitch and the ScaifeNet boys trying to misquote most of us common sense bloggers. I think Sarah van Palin is an amazing pick, that does a fine job of complimenting Sen. McCain in an attempt to take the age meme off the table. It goes to reinforce the decision making consequences that goes with being President. It echoes everything that is wrong with current politics. But most importantly, it goes to reinforce the common misconception of Republican politics, This walk the walk, talk the talk front. Oh No . . . in van Palin's case, she says one thing now, while she did something completely different, then.

Here, I'll show you an example. In her stump speech she says:
“I championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. In fact, 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’.
The right, thing at the right time, but what was she saying back then, when the Bridge to no where was on the table:
Check out these entries from the Ketchikan Daily News:

“People across the nation struggle with the idea of building a bridge because they’ve been under these misperceptions about the bridge and the purpose,’ said Palin, who described the link as the Ketchikan area’s potential for expansion and growth.

Palin said Alaska’s congressional delegation worked hard to obtain funding for the bridge and that she ‘would not stand in the way of the progress toward that bridge’.

‘We need to come to the defense of Southeast Alaska when proposals are on the table like the bridge and not allow the spinmeisters to turn this project or any other into something that’s so negative,’ Palin said.”
Ketchikan Daily News 9-28-06
Oh, and there's more:
asked in Oct. 2006 to state her position regarding the bridge:

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. The window is now - while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist.
Let's be clear, I along with over 80% of the electorate (yes, I made up that number, I leanred it from Mitch) is ecstatic about his pick, albeit for different reason.


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