The Wall Street Journal today reports out all the evidence showing that Sarah Palin was very much for the infamous “Bridge to Nowhere” before she was against it. And she turned on it only when it became politically untenable to be for it. And Alaska got the bridge money anyway. Writes the Journal:
But Gov. Palin’s claim comes with a serious caveat. She endorsed the multimillion dollar project during her gubernatorial race in 2006. And while she did take part in stopping the project after it became a national scandal, she did not return the federal money. She just allocated it elsewhere.
In a bit of creative spin-doctoring, the McCain campaign yesterday issued a rebuttal to Democratic attacks about Palin’s evolution on the Bridge that cited a Politifact.com assessment saying that, as governor, Palin did “officially kill” the project. Oddly left out of the McCain press release was Politifact.com’s conclusion — that Palin’s change of position amounted to a “full flop.” No doubt the WSJ is part of the elite media conspiracy unfairly attacking Palin. Politifact, too. In which case I guess she won’t drop that “thanks, but no thanks” line from her stump speech.