ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – It garnered big applause in her first speech as Republican John McCain‘s vice presidential pick, but Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s assertion that she rejected Congressional funds for the so-called “bridge to nowhere” has upset many Alaskans.
[…]When she was running for governor in 2006, Palin said she was insulted by the term “bridge to nowhere,” according to Ketchikan Mayor Bob Weinstein, a Democrat, and Mike Elerding, a Republican who was Palin’s campaign coordinator in the southeast Alaska city.
“People are learning that she pandered to us by saying, I’m for this’ … and then when she found it was politically advantageous for her nationally, abruptly she starts using the very term that she said was insulting,” Weinstein said.
Much better coverage of this hypocritical, and easily uncovered, lie is in the Reuters longer story. Pretty Palin simply lied at the McCain annoucement as well taking Hillary’s line, “Thanks, but no thanks.” including the hand gesture. Those are words anyone can use but if ‘Pretty Palin’ was going to copy the most popular female politician in the United States, she should have at least given a shout out to the woman who she was copying. Who the hell vetted this woman? It’s another show of the incompetence of the McCain-Pretty Palin-George Bush ticket.