Take a look at the photo of the town of Wasilla, where she was mayor.
Here's my theory on the Palin Pick: John McCain, Mr. Maverick, got so disgusted by being pushed, prodded and shaped by all the republicans, including lowly talk show hosts, that in a fit of rage that he's known for, he just threw up his hands, picked Palin and said - "Happy now."
Apparently, the bridge to nowhere that she fought against, is actually one she championed:
Perhaps the brain was still a little fuzzy from the shock of McCain’s new VP pick, Alaska’s own governor Sarah Palin. Perhaps it was still stuck in the endless loop of wondering - why? why? why? Whatever the reason, it took more than 24 hours for Palin’s first big untruth to register with me.
Today, while I watched her hop out of the “Straight Talk Express” bus, and give the second reading of her acceptance speech, one of my fellow viewers said, “You know, I don’t remember her opposing the Bridge.” And it hit me. I don’t remember that either. A quick double-check with the third member of our watch party confirmed our confusion. We all live here. We all watch the news, read the paper, and pay attention to the local political circus, but none of us connected Sarah with her claims of rebuffing the controversial earmark.
The backstory on the "bridge to nowhere" is juicy. Check out this factcheck.
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