12 September 2008

Saturday 13SEP08

51 days to go.....

so anyway, I've been having a running debate with a friend at work over Governor Palin and the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere"; I just had to send this along. It's Senator Jim Demint from Wednesday's Wall Street Journal.

Yes, Palin Did Stop That Bridge.

Money quote:

"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."

So, she was for it before she was against it. No, I don't offer this as the definitive end to the debate, all in all, it's just another brick in the wall.

It's late, and for some weird reason The Kids'™ internal alarm clock radio is set at 6:34 AM. Sleeping would be a good plan.

more soon


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