Lies To Nowhere: 35 and Counting (Updated 9/16/08)

Sen. John McCain and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin

John McCain and his campaign continue to flat out lie about Sarah Palin’s support of the “bridge to nowhere” even though their claims have been debunked over and over again.  Think Progress has been keeping a very detailed list of each instance the McCain camp has uttered this lie.  The latest comes in form of this campaign ad:


Palin Touts Stance on ‘Bridge to Nowhere; Doesn’t Note Flip-Flop

Anchorage Daily News, 8/31/2008


A Bridge to Exaggeration

Politifact, 9/8/2008


Sarah’s Palin’s Previous Support for Bridge to Nowhere Goes Unmentioned

Media Matters, 8/29/2008


Did Palin Really Fight The “Bridge To Nowhere”?

The New Republic, 8/28/2008


Palin Backed ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ in 2006

USA Today, 9/01/2008


Palin Supported The Bridge to Nowhere

MSNBC, 8/28/2008


Claiming the ‘Maverick’ Brand – Trying to Steal the Change Mantra from Democratic Rival

Washington Post, 9/8/2008


“During her 1.5, 2 years as Governor, Alaska continued to get more federal money for pork-barrel projects per capita than any state in the country…”

Chris Wallace, Fox News, 9/7/2008 


Fact Check: Palin and the Bridge to Nowhere

Associated Press, 9/8/2008


**Referring to the above video, Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post also points out that:

“To say that McCain “reformed Washington” is an overstatement. He has had limited success, such as on campaign-finance legislation, but many of his other efforts, most notably on an attempt to revise immigration laws, have failed. And McCain has changed his position on such issues as President Bush’s tax cuts, which he originally opposed but now wants to extend.”



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