One devoutly hopes the McCain-Palin campaign harps on this incessantly.
From an op-ed column by US Senator Jim DeMint, R-S.C., in today’s Wall Street Journal —
“… Mrs. Palin also killed the infamous Bridge to Nowhere in her own state. Yes, she once supported the project: But after witnessing the problems created by earmarks for her state and for the nation’s budget, she did what others like me have done: She changed her position and saved taxpayers millions. Even the Alaska Democratic Party credits her with killing the bridge.
“When the Senate had its chance to stop the Bridge to Nowhere and transfer the money to Katrina rebuilding, Messrs. Obama and Biden voted for the $223 million earmark, (emphasis added) siding with the old boys’ club in the Senate. And to date, they still have not publicly renounced their support for the infamous earmark.”