Palinthological Liar

September 10th, 2008at 11:38am Posted by Eli

I guess we can officially designate this as a zombie lie; i.e., one of those lies that keeps coming back even after it’s been conclusively debunked:

From the moment Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin declared that she had opposed the infamous “Bridge to Nowhere,” critics, the news media and nonpartisan fact checkers have called it a fabrication or, at best, a half-truth. But yesterday in Lebanon, Ohio, and again in Lancaster, Pa., she crossed that bridge again.

“I told Congress: ‘Thanks but no thanks for that Bridge to Nowhere up in Alaska,’ ” Palin told the crowds at the “McCain Street USA” rallies. “If we wanted a bridge, we’ll build it ourselves.”

Palin’s position on the bridge that would have linked Ketchikan to Gravina Island is one example of a candidate staying on message even when that message has been publicly discredited. Palin has continued to say she opposed a project she once campaigned for — then killed later, only after support for it had collapsed in Congress.

Funny how Al Gore got painted as Fibber McFibbypants, yet Sarah Palin seems to get a free pass.  Even when this gets reported, it doesn’t seem to have any impact.  It’s like everyone’s saying, “Ah, give her a break, it’s a great line!  Besides, she’s totally against pork now!

Sigh.  I’m so sick of Everything A Republican Does Is Okay.

A funny thing happened when WRKO conservative talk host Reese Hopkins (inset) told listeners 17-year-old Bristol Palin’s pregnancy makes him question VP hopeful Sarah Palin’s parenting skills. Angry Republican listeners blew up his e-mail box, claiming Bristol’s condition is family business. And Hopkins, who talked extensively on-air about the suspicious Gloucester teen pregnancy pact, was a little shocked. “You called these girls sluts, you said their parents were horrible,” he said of his listeners. “But in 125 e-mails I have stacked in front of me, you’re telling me [Bristol Palin’s pregnancy] is not a big deal.” Hopkins went back to the e-mails he received on the Gloucester story and compared them to his Palin e-mails. He found 70 listeners who flip-flopped on the teen pregnancy issue and invited them to explain. On Monday, Hopkins will broadcast live from George’s Coffee Shop in Gloucester with Gloucester Daily Times reporter Patrick Anderson and editor Raymond Lamont.

(h/t Teddy Partridge)

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Elections,Palin,Politics,Republicans,Wankers


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