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September 04, 2008

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Sarah Palin Knocks It Out Of The Park At The RNC

Sarah Palin Hit's A Home run at the RNC wooooooooo hoooooooooo!!!!!


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Part 4



She is great, McCain made the perfect pick :-) She is the greatest thing since sliced bread lol :-)

Liberals runnin scared :-)


I think the Liberals have met thier match :-)

The Next Pesident and Vice President of the Untites States Of America President John McCain and Vice President Sarah Palin...Woooooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooooo



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Blogger Throwing Stones said...

It seems that every blog is about our new super star this moring. We all can be very proud of her and John McCain today.
I can't wait til she kicks Bidens ass in the debates.
If anyone is not happyy with Saraha Palin now they can get lost.
If they are so morally superior nothing or no one will ever please them

September 04, 2008 6:55 AM  
Blogger The Federalist said...

Romney, Huckabee, Giuliani and Palin. Nearly 3 hours of who could deliver the best one-liner and NOT one of them could address ONE issue that affects Americans.

Now that's "Change" you can believe in MY FRIENDS!

Way to go NeoConned! Anyone can hold a pep rally!

NO SUBSTANCE WHATSOEVER!

But then again, I would stay FAR away from the issues if I were you.

Caribou Barbie and Grampy McThird!

September 04, 2008 7:21 AM  
Blogger The Federalist said...

Kicks Biden's ass in the debate?
You mean when they have the "Who can skin a Caribou faster?"

You're probably right.

The Democrats don't run on the platform of being morally superior...that's YOUR party of Mark Foley and Larry Craig.

They are going to have to censure the questions for Palin in the debate. They cannot ask her about Pakistan or Georgia; that wouldn't be fair.

September 04, 2008 7:24 AM  
Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Marie, I have not seen this type of political toughness and honesty since Ronald Reagan. The Dems are scared and I almost feel sorry for Biden in October.....almost!

Federlist, I guess I was listening to different speech then you were last night. Palin attacked Obama's taxing plans and countered with MCains no tax platform.]

She went after Obama on energy and gave a detailed list of McCain's energy plan beginning with drilling followed by nuclear, solar , wind etc.

She talked about her reforms in Alaska and how she and McCain will bring that type of reform to DC including reducing government and spending.

She talked about supporting the troops and finishing the war woth victory as well as continuing to protect this nation from our enemies while the Dems seek surrender.

Sounds like she hit the issues pretty hard as well as field dressing the Dems in the process.

September 04, 2008 8:20 AM  
Blogger Throwing Stones said...

What a great choice! She is someone with the guts to truly bring about a POSITIVE change.
McCain picked someone OUTSIDE of washington which will mean a fresh perspective on things. Also, Obama has been a senator for three years and really has spent the last two years running for president, so you cant say she is less experienced than Obama.

Shes done excellent work for the State of Alaska, shes beautiful, and she compliments McCains ideals and levels him off in areas where they disagree.

GOOD choice. Im very comfortable have her in the office, should the need arise
Lets hope that put a folk in Obama

September 04, 2008 9:41 AM  
Blogger J_G said...

You can really tell how effective Sarah Palin was last night by the shrillness and smallness of the attacks on her. Sarah has the base out and ready to vote. Sarah received more votes for Mayor of Wasilla than Biden did for President.

This race is about personality and character as every race is. No one wins an election by espousing how many new social security employees will be hired or which insurance companies will get the Medicare contracts. Which one of you have run for elected office, local, State or National.

Elections are won by candidates that are able to convince people to trust them with their vote. Details on issues are of secondary importance because if you can't convince your base, the independents and some moderates from the other side that you are sincere and to be trusted you can have symposiums all day long on the details of government run programs and it won't make any difference at all.

It's John McCain's job to lay out the plan he has for the future and that's the way conventions work. Gosh, I go through this with rookies every election cycle.

I'm laughing like heck right now listening to Sarah saying how Obama can't utter the word victory unless he is talking about his own cam-paaaaayn. I love her Alaskan accent. Country girl!!!!!!!

September 04, 2008 12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're absolutely right, Marie. That was a fantastic speech. She was glib, snarky, and mean. And everything that came out of her mouth was a lie. You're also right that McCain will probably win this year. Then you can finally have the fascist society that you so long have dreamed of. I've seen the future and it's a bespectacled middle-aged woman in a stars and stripe bikini with a rifle in her hand.

Congratulations.

September 04, 2008 12:54 PM  
Anonymous You're Kidding, Right? said...

Change? Really? The Republicans have had the presidency for 8 years and control of congress for 12 of the last 14 years and you seriously believe that the American public will swallow the "change" idea? Is the Republican slogan, "I know we've screwed up the last 8 years, but we're going to do it right this time -- No, really . . . we promise"? Actually, I don't think the Republicans care about the American public one whit. It's fine as long as they have control over the voting machine companies and their friends, the War Profiteers, are doing o.k.

September 04, 2008 1:09 PM  
Blogger Victor's Voice said...

The democrat press had better take heed! The American people have had it with you! Keep it up and watch the backlash vomit on you, you creeps. The NY Times and the LA Times should be ashamed of themselves. As well as CNN and that mega creep Alan Colms.
This creep Obama is the LEAST qualified candidate for President in 100 years, as Rudy said.
What a night! Mitt, Mike, Rudy, and Sarah...If the local liberal lefty rags in our cities are writing headlines like 'Palin mocks Obama'...maybe they are ALL scared today! They thought they HAD it, that it was theirs for the taking, and then Sarah pops their bubble, bursts their balloons, and kicks them in their behinds so hard that they're scrambling to find ONE thing that this dumb duo of the Empty Suit and the Stuffed Shirt, two staunch far-left liberal did-nothings, have EVER accomplished, and they cannot find anything!

September 04, 2008 1:48 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Throwing Stones,

Isnt that wonderful?

She has electrified the base beyond belief!

Yeah, I want to see Biden try and go after a Woman who know's more about executive decisions than HE Ever will!

And when he does attack her, he will look like the Moron he is.
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Fed,

Gee I'm glad to see you are watching the RNC Convention :-)

In case you werent listening, Sarah Palin layed out all the plans for the New Republican administartion.

Not to mention bringing up the fact that the biggest acheivement Obama has ever made was being a Comunity Organizer, and has spent 2 of his 3 years in Congress running for President!! LMAO!

Oh yeah and instead of making an actual vote on ANYTHING, he voted "Present"!!

Oh you guy's are sunk I'll tell ya with William Ayers, Tony Rezko, and Obama's Pastor Jerimiah Wright "God Damn America", You dont stand a chance in hell of digging out of this whole LOL!
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Ken,

This is exilerating!

I do feel like the Reagan Revolution is finally coming back :-)

Yeah, Fed either didnt pay attention to what Palin was saying or he turned the tv off cause he couldnt take it anymore LOL!
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Throwing Stones,

Yep, she went after Republicans and Democrats alike and got rid of thier corruption.

She is taking NO prisoners lol

She is exactly what we need :-)

Yep, stick a fork in Obama He's done :-)
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Jenn,

She's a tough one isnt she?

McCain took a big gamble and it paid off :-) Whata wonderful ticket we have now!

I loved when she said the difference between a Hockey Mom and a Pitbull was Lipstick LOL!
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Anonymouse,

Oh Grow up!
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You're Kidding? lol,

Oh of course the Republicans dont care one wit about the American people!

THAT'S WHY WE HAVENT BEEN ATTACKED IN THE LAST 7 YEARS, AND THE ECONOMY HAS IT'S UP'S AND DOWNS BUT IS STILL STRONG, AND OUR TROOPS WILL COME HOME VICTORIOUS!

Unlike Harry (Dumbass) Reid "The War is lost"!

You Democrats whine and moan and want to kiss the ass of our enemies "Oh Please, please, dont attack us again"! While we Republicans actually DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

That's the difference in you Idiots. You are all cowards!

September 04, 2008 2:07 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Hi Victor,

Hahaha Good One!

I promise to visit all my new friends on here as soon as my computer is hooked up, I'm having to use my Dad's now and he's almost getting mine hooked up to wi fi? I guess something like that it should only be a matter of day's now.

Yall keep holding down the fort for me as I'm not able to get on here much but when I do! Look out LOL!

September 04, 2008 2:16 PM  
Anonymous You're Kidding, Right? said...

Well, then, Marie, if the Republicans have done such a fantastic job, as you say, then why all the talk about "change?" Shouldn't they be embracing what's happened during the last 14 years and showcasing their successes? Shouldn't they be talking about continuing "business as usual?" Why should they want to shake up Washington if they have done such great things? Why would they want to bring in a Washington outsider if everything's been going so well? Please enlighten me Marie, you are so smart and all. I'm mystified.

September 04, 2008 4:49 PM  
Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Palin is just too charismatic eh!..the lefties are squirming big time!:)

September 04, 2008 8:17 PM  
Blogger The Federalist said...

LOL...Obama has raised over 10 million dollars since Palin's speech! Hahaha...keep it goin' Caribou Barbie! Don't leave us now Cash Cow!

Obama is up 7 points in the only poll that does polls for a living.

Sad that an old, rich, white guy can't beat a young, black guy. You know your party has f%$#@d up when that's the case.

And lastly, you know it's bad when AP has to issue a fact check to all of the Republican speeches from Wednesday night. That's bad!

You guys can no longer tell truth from fiction...it's amazing to watch this.

Best McThird line tonight: "We must protect our security."

Hooray that your pep rally is over! Now you have to get back to the issues.

September 04, 2008 8:44 PM  
Blogger J_G said...

Sorry faux guy Obama is now behind for the second time in this election. Most likely voters are the polls that count. McCain is out raising Obama two to one after Palin's speech. Conservatives just jumped into the game.

Too bad for you and your comrades faux guy but at least you'll have four more to whine and call the President of the United States a fascist, apparently that is something that makes you feel good about yourself.

September 04, 2008 10:26 PM  
Blogger DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

We have already seen the Mccain Palin bounce.
Tie score this morning.
I only wish that the NY Yankees could bounce back that fact!

September 05, 2008 5:38 AM  
Blogger The Federalist said...

DDH,

Tie score in the Fox News Poll probably is a bit skewed.

J_G,

Saying that the Fuhrer is fascist doesn't make me feel anything but nauseous. But the other people posting on here seem to agree with the "fascist" label.

Your fundraising does not include the "5-month surprise" that Bristol is bringing to the "family values" discussion.

When Grampy McSame can hit 50 million for 1 month, then you can sit at the adult table. Until then, get your sippy cup and continue to eat your cut up hot dogs with macaroni and cheese.

McSame promises change? From what? Republican White House and Congress? What would that look like?

Funny how they can say this with a straight face and the lemmings believe that they haven't held Washington hostage for 8 years.

Did I mention McSame was a POW for 5 1/2 years?

Once again, no agenda and no substance in his speech. Four nights and not one solution for the 84,000 jobs reported lost in August. Amazing. Everything is going so well!

At one point, McSame said, "But we can't turn a blind eye to aggression and international lawlessness that threatens the peace and stability of the world and the security of the American people."

Was he talking about the United States or Russia? Couldn't tell.

He looked frail and his biography (and Caribou Barbie's) was replayed for the billionth time.

No solutions. No substance. No change. No brains.

Welcome to the House of McSame.

Thank for the concession speech last night.

New Democrat Strategy: Let Palin be McSame's attack dog and ignore her efforts to get Biden and Obama to focus on her, kind of like when the Amish do that to one of their own who violates their laws. Let her shrill and scream and throw stuff...at the debate, Biden should talk about Milosevic, Musharaf, Putin, Chirac, and the thousand other heads of state he's met with and the dialogue he's had with them. Then Palin can describe her conversations with fisherman and hunters and how she met...with...well, anyway.

Then Obama and Biden can continue to go after Grampy, get him all frustrated and have him drop a couple profanities at the execution...errr...presidential debate.

Republicans, you do have one long-shot solution: rig the Diebold Voting Machines. You still have time!

September 05, 2008 6:55 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

The Federalist said... "Tie score in the Fox News Poll is a bit skewed."

The word you used "probably" don't cut it.
The FACT is the score IS TIRED. And Dan Rather is not around to "edit" it.

And another fact, "Palin-mania." is sweeping the nation. Obama's camp is scared as hell.

And another fact is that following her Vice Presidential acceptance speech viewed live by more than 40 million people, Palin is viewed favorably by 58% of American voters.
Much more favorable than both Obama and his funky Biden, And a whole lot prettier.

I also checked the Rasmussen daily poll and they state that their numbers do not YET reflect Palin's speech. Even BEFORE the speech she shaved the Messiah's convention non-bump to, what, 2 lousy points in their poll? And from what other posters here say, Rasmussen is one of the more accurate, much better than Gallup.
Eat you heart out!

September 05, 2008 8:23 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...


LOL...Obama has raised over 10 million dollars since Palin's speech! Hahaha...keep it goin' Caribou Barbie! Don't leave us now Cash Cow!


rofl...yeah, keep throwing your money down the drain, suckers. Sounds like you got the email from Obama's campaign manager as well, feigning outrage after the Giuliani and Palin speeches for the community organizer zingers in order to hit you up for more cash.

And like the gullible sheep, your side didn't disappoint.

So who's the cash cow, now, feddy?

Keep emptying your pockets. Dems have been outspending us in elections, and still lost in 2000 and 2004. I hope Soros and other Dem fat cats continue throwing their money away. For the rest of you, the compassionate conservative in me feels sorry to see hard-earned money thrown down the gutter thanks to the snake-oil of Obamamania.

September 05, 2008 10:45 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

Yes, the liberals are running scared because Sarah is going make the difference in this election. She is a bright new star to the republican party.
I hope that all the people that were against MCCain will see the light now and see Obama for what he is and join the Mccain bandwagon
But if you don't ....don't say you weren't warned.
You will get what you asked for. A socialist for a president.
So get ready to give back 1/2 of your hard earned dollars and hand it over to the welfare bums.

September 05, 2008 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heh, heh, yeah Marie, you really got me "Grow up." That's a great comeback! I'm going to pretend that your salutation was meant as a great comeback, too -- your plethora of misspellings and grammar mistakes notwithstanding.

No really I mean it. UNCLE! You guys won. The snarky, lying, valley trash woman has really sealed the deal.

The rednecks and bumpkins now run the country. Soon the national past time will be tubin' down the river drinkin' brewskis. No more chardonnay and creme brulee at the White House. Now it will be all pork rinds and Miller Light.

And those of us in the cultural elite who care about things like fairness, liberty, equality, and consideration are on the outs. Those of us who can read and have understood and followed the Constitution (oh, I'm sorry, I'm referring to "just a piece of paper" as your leader calls it) are going to have to relinquish the reins of power to all y'all.

The American experiment is a failure. The Founders are turning in their graves.

But you've WON! You should be so proud.

Congratulations.

September 05, 2008 12:46 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

You're Kidding, Right?

What a nic lol at least you made one gotta give you credit for that.

Your candidate was the one who started talking about change lol

McCain is just following right along lol

McCain's change involves getting rid of the big spenders and the porkbarrell project's that have taken over Washington on BOTH sides of the Isle.

McCain's change involves winning the war on terror and not whining and crying to those that want to blow us all to hell and not saying "Please dont attack us again, please, please?" Confronting those that do and telling them You better re-think that Idea!

McCain has more experience than Byden and Obama combined, give me a break!
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Angel,

I know dont you Love it?

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Fed,

Lmao@Caribou Barbie

You people can continue to throw your money down the drain all you want lol

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Jenn,

I wonder how much McCain has raised since he put Caribou Barbie (lol) on the ticket :-)

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DD,

I think the bounce will come in a few day's, but you have to admit by this time Obama should be running away with this election, and he.....Isnt

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Fed,

It's unimaginable to ne that people like you would want a repeat of Jimmy Carter!

I cant imagine you guy's would vote for anyone that say's to your face I'm going to take things away from you, make Goverment bigger, raise your taxes, and you are going to love me, oh that's right after he part's the Illinois river.

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Bravo Bob! :-)

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Lmao Word,

Haha, Feddy!
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Bob,

The Conservatives who left the base are coming home, as well as the Reagan Democrat's, and Hillary's supporters lol
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Anonymouse,

When all else fail's attack someone's spelling 'eh? lol

I said grow up because you cant even take the time to make up a name, Anonymous sounds quite Idiotic!

September 05, 2008 1:29 PM  
Blogger The Federalist said...

Word,

I haven't contributed to the Obama campaign. I did contribute to A campaign, just not Obama's. Therefore, I don't receive any e-mails from them.

I don't think it's a question of spending any more money than necessary. The objective at this point is to let Caribou die on the vine. By not acknowledging her existence will force McSame to come out of hiding. Palin was hired to get $$ and to get the attention off of Grampy and his lock-step with Bush. Funny how Palin says, "John McCain doesn't run with the herd in Washington"...huh? Did she mean Washington state?

Palin was "earmarked" by McSame for ridiculous earmark requests (27 million) and now they're both Mavericks? HUH? LOL

Listen, McThird did nothing to break with Bush last night so "change" is as empty as a Hannity talking point.

Soros can throw as much money as he wants: if we are not there at every polling place to see that this election is fair, then we no longer live in a democracy.

The Republicans only hope is to back into a state that is totally Republican with a Republican AG and a Fox News Director who runs the campaign for that state...and...well, you get the picture.

To bet your hopes on a 72 yr old 4 time cancer patient and a female moose hunter...well, that's your choice.

September 05, 2008 5:29 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Wow Fed,

You managed to insult, Older American's, Cancer patients, Caribou, Women, Mother's, Grandpa's, and Moose Hunters all in one post.

You are the perfect Democrat!

Got anything left for the dead, down syndrome babies, or crippled people?

September 05, 2008 7:11 PM  
Blogger J_G said...

When the chips are down the last refuge for losers like faux guy is to insult everyone and disappear until later when the smoke clears. You're a loser faux guy that's why you're not allowed at my blog because you sound too stupid to have an intelligent conversation with. I see guys like you carrying signs in DC that are completely meaningless and no one really cares what they say. They are there just to say "Hey, look at me I'm a loser". Most tend to agree.

September 05, 2008 9:11 PM  
Blogger The Federalist said...

Attention: The issue NO ONE here will address! LOL...I would expect nothing less!


Palin backed 'bridge to nowhere' in 2006 - While Running for Gov., VP Pick Backed Project That Symbolizes Excess Spending
By Ken Dilanian, USA TODAY, St. Paul


In her nationally televised speech accepting the job as John McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she "championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress" and opposed federal funding for a controversial bridge to a sparsely populated island.

"I told Congress, 'Thanks, but no thanks,' on that bridge to nowhere," Palin said Friday in Ohio, using the critics' dismissive name of the project. "'If our state wanted a bridge,' I said, 'we'd build it ourselves.'"

While running for governor in 2006, though, Palin backed federal funding for the infamous bridge, which McCain helped make a symbol of pork barrel excess.

And as mayor of the small town of Wasilla from 1996 to 2002, Palin also hired a Washington lobbying firm that helped secure $8 million in congressionally directed spending projects, known as earmarks, according to public spending records compiled by the watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste and lobbying documents.

MARIE, HOW WOULD YOU EXPLAIN THIS? IS THIS WHAT PALIN AND MCSAME MEAN BY "CHANGE"? WHAT KIND OF "MAVERICK" IS THIS?

Please address this!

September 05, 2008 10:15 PM  
Blogger The Federalist said...

J_G,

Oh, the chips are down...and none of you can explain "Barracuda" and her loving embrace of earmarks.

Listen, I know facts are a real bitch. If you are straight with your base, well, no need to finish that statement because it will never happen.

Your whole convention was a gigantic fishing story, told around a fire that was burning the Constitution to keep the pilgrims warm.

YOU HAD TO HAVE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RELEASE A FACT CHECK FOR YOUR SPEECHES...HOW UNBELIEVABLY PATHETIC, DISHONEST, DECEITFUL AND UN-AMERICAN IS THAT! WOW!

"Now watch this drive..."

September 05, 2008 10:19 PM  
Blogger The Federalist said...

J_G,

Of course you won't post my responses: facts and truth are both severely prohibited on your blog.

I respect that decision. I know training wheels are necessary...but at age 51?

September 05, 2008 10:21 PM  
Blogger The Federalist said...

No one will take this issue head-on?

Wow...just rather talk about flags, garbage bags and lapel pins?

Doubt that helps the economy. But wait, that is classified as an "issue"; something the Republicans are staying FAR AWAY from these days.

September 06, 2008 4:56 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Fed,

What the hell issure are you bitching about now?

September 06, 2008 5:13 PM  
Blogger The Federalist said...

Love when Marie plays coy...

Here you go, Marie!

Palin backed 'bridge to nowhere' in 2006 - While Running for Gov., VP Pick Backed Project That Symbolizes Excess Spending
By Ken Dilanian, USA TODAY, St. Paul


In her nationally televised speech accepting the job as John McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she "championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress" and opposed federal funding for a controversial bridge to a sparsely populated island.

"I told Congress, 'Thanks, but no thanks,' on that bridge to nowhere," Palin said Friday in Ohio, using the critics' dismissive name of the project. "'If our state wanted a bridge,' I said, 'we'd build it ourselves.'"

While running for governor in 2006, though, Palin backed federal funding for the infamous bridge, which McCain helped make a symbol of pork barrel excess.

And as mayor of the small town of Wasilla from 1996 to 2002, Palin also hired a Washington lobbying firm that helped secure $8 million in congressionally directed spending projects, known as earmarks, according to public spending records compiled by the watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste and lobbying documents.

MARIE, HOW WOULD YOU EXPLAIN THIS? IS THIS WHAT PALIN AND MCSAME MEAN BY "CHANGE"? WHAT KIND OF "MAVERICK" IS THIS?

Please address this!

September 06, 2008 5:47 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Gravina Island Bridge

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The Gravina Island Bridge, also known as the "Bridge to Nowhere", was a proposed bridge to replace the ferry that currently connects Ketchikan, Alaska, to the Ketchikan International Airport on Gravina Island. The bridge was projected to cost $398 million. Members of the Alaskan congressional delegation, particularly Rep. Don Young and Sen. Ted Stevens, were the bridge's biggest advocates in Congress and helped push for federal funding.[1] The project encountered fierce opposition outside of Alaska as a symbol of pork barrel spending and is labeled as one of the more prominent "bridges to nowhere".[2]

Contents [hide]
1 Background
2 History
3 References
4 External links



[edit] Background
According to the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, the project's goal was to "provide better service to the airport and allow for development of large tracts of land on the island".[3]

A ferry runs to the island every 30 minutes during most of the year, except during the May–September peak tourist season when it runs every 15 minutes. It charges $5 per adult, with free same-day return, and $6 per automobile each way (as of 2008).[4]

According to USA Today, the bridge was to have been nearly as long as the Golden Gate Bridge and taller than the Brooklyn Bridge.[5] The bridge would cross the Tongass Narrows, part of Alaska's Inside Passage, so the bridge was designed to be tall enough to accommodate ship traffic, including the Alaska Marine Highway and the cruise ships which frequent Alaskan waters during the summer.

Statistics show that Ketchikan's airport is the second largest in Southeast Alaska, after Juneau International Airport, handling over 200,000 passengers a year, while the ferry shuttled 350,000 people in the same time period (as of December 2006).[6] For comparison, the Golden Gate Bridge carried more than 43,000,000 vehicles in 2006, or about 118,000 vehicles each day.[7]


[edit] History
In October 2005, Republican Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska became the object of strong media criticism when he opposed diverting the Gravina and Knik Arm Bridge funds to help aid recovery from Hurricane Katrina.[8] In his speech on the Senate floor, Stevens threatened to quit Congress if the funds were removed from his state.[9]

In 2005,[10] Congress stripped the specific earmark allocation of federal funds for the two bridges, without changing the amount of money allocated for use by Alaska.[11]



This image is a candidate for speedy deletion. It may be deleted after Friday, 12 September 2008.In August 2007, Alaska's Department of Transportation stated that it was "leaning" toward alternative ferry options, citing bridge costs, despite having already received the funds from the federal government.[14]

The project was canceled in 2007 by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, due to wasteful spending[21]:

“ Ketchikan desires a better way to reach the airport, but the $398 million bridge is not the answer. Despite the work of our congressional delegation, we are about $329 million short of full funding for the bridge project, and it’s clear that Congress has little interest in spending any more money on a bridge between Ketchikan and Gravina Island. Much of the public’s attitude toward Alaska bridges is based on inaccurate portrayals of the projects here. But we need to focus on what we can do, rather than fight over what has happened.
~ AK Gov. Sarah Palin[22]



The city of Ketchikan has already begun to develop roads and a small amount of infrastructure for the Gravina Island's 50 inhabitants. However, residents continue to seek funding for the Ketchikan-Gravina span.[23]

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa96/MariesTwoCents/180px-Palin_nowhere.jpg

Does this answer your question Fed?

September 06, 2008 6:32 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Oops

Click Here

September 06, 2008 6:43 PM  
Blogger The Federalist said...

Here you go Marie, allow me to help you:

Let me paste what you CAREFULLY left out:

On October 21, 2006 Alaska gubernatorial candidate Sarah Palin was quoted saying she would continue state funding for the bridge. "The window is now, while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist," she said.[15]


At a Chamber of Commerce meeting in Wasilla on October 27, 2006, Knowles criticized Palin for supporting the Knik Arm Bridge, Ketchikan's Gravina Island Bridge and the road north out of Juneau instead of rebuilding the Parks Highway. Then when Knowles got to Juneau he promised to build the Juneau road, plus a second bridge to Douglas Island. Only Palin is consistent in support all of the projects...[16]


Busted!

You are DEFINITELY Republican! You REALLY don't like facts, do you Marie??? LOL...this is easier than shooting wolves from a helicopter! YEE - HAW!

September 06, 2008 10:56 PM  
Blogger The Federalist said...

This one from CBS.

August 31, 2008, 3:24 PM
Palin Backed Bridge To Nowhere
Posted by Brian Montopoli| Comments11


John McCain has long characterized Alaska’s so-called “Bridge To Nowhere” as an example of the sort of wasteful government spending that must be eliminated, suggesting that money designated for “a bridge in Alaska to an island with 50 people on it” could have been better spent elsewhere. And he has cast his new running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, as a like-minded champion of fiscal restraint.

"I told Congress, thanks but no thanks on that bridge to nowhere,” Palin said Friday as she made her first appearance with McCain.

As it turns out, however, Palin did back the bridge during her campaign for governor. The Anchorage Daily News reports that “[t]he Alaska governor campaigned in 2006 on a build-the-bridge platform, telling Ketchikan residents she felt their pain when politicians called them ‘nowhere.’” Palin later designated money earmarked for the bridge to other projects.

As the Daily News points out, “the state is continuing to build a road on Gravina Island to an empty beach where the bridge would have gone -- because federal money for the access road, unlike the bridge money, would have otherwise been returned to the federal government.”


LOL...

So, when Coburn from OK (your state) stood up and said the Alaska earmarks were ridiculous and wanted them diverted to LA for the Lake Pontchartain Bridge, little Ted Stevens threatened to resign from the Committee. Alaska came up short for the bridge and that's when Palin FLIP FLOPPED and decided to go with other measures to get the bridge built.

They did get a portion of the 400 million and have built a beautiful road that leads up to the water...but no bridge!

How about we change the subject Marie?

How about something you have a chance with...?

September 06, 2008 11:06 PM  
Blogger The Federalist said...

ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz........

September 07, 2008 8:39 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

I posted the whole story you imbicile!

Dont you have a blog to post on or something?

September 07, 2008 9:45 AM  
Blogger The Federalist said...

No you didn't, LOL...

September 07, 2008 11:48 AM  

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