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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

Rhyley Carney
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Oct 09, 2008

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.

Rhyley Carney | Rhyley Carney is a New York Times bestselling author, anthology editor, comic book writer, magazine feature writer, playwright, content designer, and writing teacher/lecturer who has won five Bram Stoker Awards. More than a dozen countries have purchased her novels.

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