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Palin and the Bridge to Nowhere

Sarah Palin and John McCain love to cite her supposed opposition to "the bridge to nowhere" as proof that she's a maverick ready to cut wasteful Washington spending, but the truth is she campaigned on her SUPPORT of that funding and even backed it in a telvised debate during her 2006 run for governor.

ThinkProgress has the video.

Here's what she said at the time:

I wouldn't [cancel the project]. I'm not going to stand in the way of progress that our congressional delegation — in the position of strength that they have right now — they're making those efforts for the state of Alaska to build up our infrastructure. I would not get in the way of progress.

And here's the ad the McCain juts put out that repeats the lie that she opposed this spending:
McCain ad: The Original Mavericks

Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton responds and all but calls Palin and McCain liars:

"Despite being discredited over and over again by numerous news organizations, the McCain campaign continues to repeat the lie that Sarah Palin stopped the Bridge to Nowhere. John McCain has voted with George Bush 90% of the time and he and Sarah Palin will continue Bush's economic policies, his health care policy, his education policy, his energy policy, and his foreign policy. McCain and Palin will say or do anything to make people believe that they will change something besides the person sitting in the Oval Office. That's the kind of politics people are tired of, and it's anything but change."

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