The ‘Bridge To Nowhere’ Returns
With Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at his side, Sen. John McCain just brought up the infamous “Bridge to Nowhere” for the first time in quite a while at a town-hall meeting in Waukesha, Wis.
McCain was talking about earmarks and corruption.
“We’ve had a ‘Bridge to Nowhere,’ a $233-million bridge in Alaska, which I’m happy to say this governor stood up against.”
Of course, it is well-documented that there is far more to that story than McCain indicated.
An Op-Ed in the Austin [Texas] Statesman-Journal dates Palin’s last use of the “Thanks, but no thanks for that Bridge to Nowhere” line in early September a week after the Republican National Convention — and well after it became clear that Palin didn’t really say “no thanks” to the project.
Apparently, the McCain campaign believes the American public’s collective memory only extends back a few weeks.