Saturday, September 13, 2008

Palin ABC Interview Part 2

The Bridge to Nowhere.

She did a good job defending herself on a tricky subject. Even though the specific earmark may have been killed, the money was still in the transportation budget and could still have been used to build a bridge. So, she really did have the last word on the bridge.

Furthermore, she started to explore the systemic problems of earmark abuse, and contrasted that with an open airing of the funding of projects. Not the most small-government position in the world, but consistent with McCain's and Palin's records as clean government types, and a position that has a more realistic chance of actually happening.

What did Obama and Biden do? They voted for the bridge, and for the corrupt system that allowed the phrase "Bridge to Nowhere" to enter the American culture.

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