Saturday, September 20, 2008

Good timing, guys

Road to Nowhere opened in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska now has a Road to Nowhere going to what would have been the Bridge to Nowhere.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's transportation department has completed a $25 million gravel road leading to the site of a bridge that Palin, as John McCain's vice presidential candidate, now boasts that she stopped, so as to save taxpayers money. The road was built with federal tax dollars.

Note that the article above simply says that Palin "boasts that she stopped" it, when it should probably say she CLAIMED that she stopped it. Just about everyone now knows that she lied about the Bridge to Nowhere. And she lied again and again.

You know, Sarah Palin could have said damned near nothing about the Bridge to Nowhere, and few people would have thought of it one way or another. But she chose to lie - "I said thanks, but no thanks" - and she not only succeeded in making herself look like a liar, she drew attention to the fact that she actually SUPPORTED the boondoggle, too.

She thought that claiming to deny it would be a feather in her cap, and instead she is being verbally beaten about the head and shoulders for supporting it and lying about it.

And now - just in time to keep the story alive - Alaska completes a Worthless Road that was intended to lead to the Worthless Bridge - and the bridge doesn't even exist. And the Worthless Road is being paid for by you and me.

If the whole episode isn't a microcosm of Republican government in action - what is?

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