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Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia

September 9, 2008

“We need to come to the defense of Southeast Alaska when proposals are on the table like the bridge and not allow the spinmeisters to turn this project or any other into something that’s so negative” — governor Sarah Palin of Alaska, speaking about the now infamous “bridge to nowhere.” October, 2006 [link]

“I told the Congress thanks but no thanks on that ‘Bridge to Nowhere.” — governor Sarah Palin of Alaska speaking about the now infamous “bridge to nowhere.” September, 2007 [link]

“FYI This does not include our nearly one million Dollars from the Feds for our Airport Paving Project. We did well!!!” — mayor Sarah Palin of Wasilla, Alaska, speaking about the millions in pork barrel spending acquired for projects in her town of 9,000 people. June, 1999 [link]

How exactly does a person who has spent the entirety of her brief political career championing incredible amounts of pork barrel spending position herself as the staunch enemy of such spending a mere matter of months later? Then finally she speaks to the press–Charlie Gibson–and he doesn’t ask about it?

What the hell is wrong with these people?

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  1. Scott,

    Has Gibson already interviewed her? I thought that was coming up later this week. Given that the McCain camp controls the whole thing, it’s hard to imagine any way that the interview will have any useful content.

    They are managing her exactly the way they managed the young W in 2000, not letting the press anywhere near him without aides standing by, for fear he would be asked something that would get him in trouble. I know a reporter who interviewed in back then, and he told me that Karen Hughes just flat-out prevented him from answering questions on which he hadn’t been fed his talking point banana pellets.

    With regard to all the lies, I think it’s simply that for the longest time, Republicans have been able to manipulate the media. Rather than reporting the truth, they have reported “he said, she said,” garbage, rarely if ever actually indicating what the facts were.

    They’ve gotten away with lying for so long, it’s just part of their DNA, as basic to their health as water.



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