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Wednesday, September 10, 2008
NewsBusters Even Defends Palin's Lies
Topic: NewsBusters

Even when Sarah Palin is caught in a lie, the ConWeb will defend her.

A Sept. 9 NewsBusters post by Tom Blumer seeks to draw attention away from the fact that Palin's claim that she "told Congress 'thanks but no thanks' on the bridge to nowhere" is a bald-faced lie by pointing to a statement by Alaska Democrats noting that the bridge was "officially abandoned" under Palin. Blumer then asserts: "We can quibble about specifics. But the fact is that Palin was governor when the project was abandoned, and no amount of spinning can change that."

Blumer neglects that Congress stopped the earmark for the bridge in November 2005, more than a year before Palin took office and that Palin was a supporter of the bridge when she ran for governor. As Josh Marshall points out, "She couldn't say 'No Thanks' because Congress had already said 'Forget It'." Oh, and Palin never returned the money for the bridge, instead spending it on other projects.

But that's just a "quibble" to Blumer.

Posted by Terry K. at 9:07 AM EDT

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