Skip to comments.Coburn supports Palin on 'bridge'
Posted on 09/16/2008 6:27:22 PM PDT by pissant
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., says Republican U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin deserves credit for sinking Alaska's infamous "bridge to nowhere."
Coburn, who first publicized the earmark from Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, as an example of pork-barrel congressional spending, said Palin was instrumental in scuttling the project as Alaska's governor, The Washington Times reported Saturday.
"The bridge didn't get built because Sarah Palin had the guts to say it wasn't going to get built," Coburn told the newspaper.
Palin has been under attack by Democratic critics for initially supporting Stevens' earmark for the bridge in Ketchikan, Alaska, but later turning against it to align herself with the anti-earmark views of her running mate, GOP presidential nominee John McCain, the Arizona senator.
"I was for infrastructure being built in the state," she told ABC News. "And it's not inappropriate for a mayor or for a governor to request and to work with their Congress and their congressmen, their congresswomen, to plug into the federal budget along with every other state a share of the federal budget for infrastructure."
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Yet to this very day, the MSM keeps telling us Palin is lying.
If Dr Tom says it’s so, it’s so.
Thank you for posting the confirmation by Coburn.
Don't you love the liberal media? As written, this reporter is either stating that Palin just changed her position after being picked for VP so as to "align" herself with McCain's anti-earmark position or Palin magically changed her position a year-and-a-half ago to "align" herself with McCain because she knew he was going to pick her.
Dear LMSM - you, along with your candidate, are going to lose.
Way to go, Sarah! You go, girl. I love this woman. She is rising above the mud and looking good.
This is a false statement by UPI. She was against it well before she was ever named McCain's running mate and well before McCain was even thought to be the presumptive nominee.
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