Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is being touted as a corruption buster.
In the great state of Alaska, where Senator Ted Stevens is doing the octogenarian perp walk, finding corruption is like shooting fish in a barrel. Today Palin proudly declared that she nixed the infamous “bridge to nowhere.” But that’s not entirely true, at least according to an Aug. 19, 2007 AP news story that ran on Juneauempire.com. According to that piece, Washington said no, but Palin said yes. Congress stripped the earmark requiring the slush fund be spent on the bridge. But listen up, kids: Congress gave Alaska the $200 million anyway– which Gov. Palin gladly accepted to spend on other projects.
Accepting a $200 million blank check. That’s cleaning up government?