Sarah Palin - The Truth Sarah Palin is a joke....
Did she say no to the bridge to nowhere?
Flipping on the bridge. We deployed our new Flip-O-Meter to rate whether she flip-flopped about the notorious bridge in Ketchikan, Alaska. Indeed she had, we found.
During a campaign stop Monday, Sept. 15, in Golden, Colorado, Republican vice-presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin repeated claims that, as Alaska's governor, she fought federal funding for the so-called "Bridge to Nowhere" — a $223 million project requested by Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens to build a bridge to an island with roughly 50 residents. The plan became a symbol of government waste and was scrapped.
"That infamous Bridge to Nowhere, I did tell Congress 'thanks, but no thanks,'"Palin said in her Monday speech, repeating a line from her speech at the Republican National Convention. "If we wanted a bridge up there, we will build it ourselves."
Get the facts after the jump!
The Facts: Palin voiced support for the plan while running for governor. "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," Palin said during a Nov. 2, 2006 debate shortly before her election as governor, according to CNN reporting. "I would not get in the way of progress of this project or other projects they're working so hard on."
She rejected the bridge after she was elected and the project became a famous symbol of government waste. When she rejected the project as governor, Palin said objections to the project were "based on inaccurate portrayals," CNN has reported. Also, Alaska kept the federal money intended for the project, using it on other transportation projects.
Her view ..ion is?
Opposes abortion in all cases including rape and incest, except when a mother's life is in danger. Says she believes Roe v. Wade should be overturned and the decision given to the states.
Did she take out revenge on an ex family member?
An Alaska judge refused Thursday to throw out subpoenas for members of Gov. Sarah Palin's administration in the State Legislature's investigation of her firing of her public safety commissioner.Palin, now the Republican vice presidential nominee, sacked Public Service Commissioner Walt Monegan in July, citing disagreements over budget issues. But Monegan has said he believes that he was fired because he resisted pressure to fire Palin's ex-brother-in-law, State Trooper Mike Wooten.In an affidavit filed ahead of Thursday's hearing, he said he has begun to draft his report despite the refusal of several Palin aides and her husband, Todd, to comply with subpoenas issued by the state Senate Judiciary Committee.
Was she honest about Drilling in Alaska?
The scope of ANWR. We found she was exaggerating with her claim that drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge would cover only "2,000 out of 20-million acres."
And her views on Wildlife are?
"Palin (proposed) a $150 bounty for the severed foreleg of each killed wolf."Palin supports "aerial hunting of wolves and other wildlife."
More about her would be?
Sarah Palin endorsed a Wasilla policy that charged sexual assault victims for their "rape kits."
"The Books Sarah Palin tried to have banned."
Palin "fired Wasilla's Police Chief because he 'intimidated' her."
While Sarah was Mayor of Wasilla she tried to fire our highly respected City Librarian because the Librarian refused to consider removing from the library some books that Sarah wanted removed.
Palin "inherited a city with zero debt, but left it with indebtedness of over $22-million."
"Gov. Palin ... is somebody who actually doesn't believe that climate change is man-made."
"(Palin) supported right-wing extremist Pat Buchanan for president in 2000."