The storyline about Governor Palin, who apparently John McCain met only once in person 6 months ago before selecting her for the Vice Presidential nomination and putting her a heartbeat away from the Presidency if the 72 year old candidate is elected, is that she’s a reformer who fights corruption.
However, during her race for the Governorship back in 2006, it seems that she supported the Bridge to Nowhere and any other pork barrel projects her corrupt buddies in the Alaska Congressional delegation, like Sen. Ted Stevens and Rep. Don Young, could bring home before the Republicans lost the majority in the 2006 election, and hence their ability to steer pork barrel projects back to Alaska.
The key statement from the October 22, 2006 Anchorage Daily News:
5. Would you continue state funding for the proposed Knik Arm and Gravina Island bridges?
Yes. I would like to see Alaska’s infrastructure projects built sooner rather than later. The window is now – while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist.
So while Ted Stevens was making commercials endorsing Palin, she was supporting his efforts to build the Bridge to Nowhere.
What a reformer. Sounds like politics as usual if you ask me.