Yesterday on all the Sunday morning talk shows, the Republican talking point about Palin was that she’s a reformer, not afraid to buck her party. Exhibit one was her supposed opposition to the “Bridge to Nowhere”. As the Times points out this morning, “she was for it, before she was against it”.
And she expressed support for the Bridge to Nowhere earmark as well. “I do support the infrastructure projects that are on tap here in the State of Alaska that our Congressional delegations worked hard for,” Ms. Palin said when asked about that bridge and another in an October 2006 television debate while campaigning for governor.
Later that month, when asked if she would continue state financing for the Gravina bridge and another proposed bridge project, she said yes. “I would like to see Alaska’s infrastructure projects built sooner rather than later,” she responded in a questionnaire from The Anchorage Daily News. “The window is now — while our Congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist.”
Since she expressed her support for the bridge in a television debate, I’m sure there is already an Obama ad in the works.