The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
About that Bridge...
Democratic Sens. Joe Biden and Barack Obama voted for the Bridge to Nowhere. And they dare call out Republican Gov. Sarah Palin on it?
Obama: “When it came to the bridge to nowhere, she was for it until everybody started raising a fuss about it. You can’t just make stuff up. You can’t just recreate yourself, you can’t just reinvent yourself. The American people aren’t stupid.”
Well, actually you can make this stuff up and Obama just did.
Palin did support the bridge initially, then she looked at it and abandoned it. As governor, she stood up to the then-president pro tempore of the Senate in opposing it.
And Obama and Biden?
Republican Sen. Tom Coburn proposed killing it through an amendment.
CBS News: “Coburn’s amendment failed 15-82. Obama and Biden were among the “nays.” They and 80 other senators preferred to protect the earmarking tradition than to assist Katrina’s tempest-tossed citizens.”