Republicans have been heavily touting Sarah Palin's reformist credentials, with her supposed opposition to Alaska's "Bridge to Nowhere" as Exhibit A. But how hard did she really fight the project? Not very, it seems. Here's what she told the Anchorage Daily News on October 22, 2006, during the race for the governor's seat (via Nexis):
TPJ: AND she's o.k. apparently with killing baby wolves. She also opposes listing polar bears on the endangered species act despite the melting ice shelves and she doesn't believe that global warming is at least partly man made. She and McCain are clearly trying to appeal to disaffected Hillary supporters despite Palin declaring that Hillary was a "whiner." (She said she felt kind of bad she couldn't support a woman, but she didn't like Clinton's "whining.")
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.
Oh I see. So she felt bad that she couldn't support a women like Hillary but now she wants women who are like Hillary and can relate to Hillary to vote for her and McCain?!! Judging from the ladies that I've talked to they feel a bit insulted that McCain was using his V.P. candidate to pander to them. The idea being that you can flash any woman in front of female voters and assume that they'll flock to her just because they both share ovaries. If I was a female Clinton supporter I'd feel insulted for sure.
McCain claims she's compassionate. Oh you mean like opposing state health benefits for same-sex partners? Yeah that's very compassionate (snark). Plus she is against stem cell research which could possibly help their down syndrome child. And I find it hilariously ironic that she's an extreme and modest Christian and yet entered a beauty pageant that's all about sexiness.
Is Palin the best that the Republican Party can offer America? Is she honestly more qualified than say a Mitt Romney? Not even close--not that I like Romney.