Posted on: August 30, 2008 9:16 AM, by Ed Brayton
Well that didn't take long. The first brazen lie of Sarah Palin's campaign as John McCain's VP nominee came just moments into her speech accepting his invitation to join the ticket. From the Washington Post's transcript of her speech:
And I championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. In fact, I told Congress -- I told Congress, "Thanks, but no thanks," on that bridge to nowhere.
If our state wanted a bridge, I said we'd build it ourselves.
But Brad Plumer at the New Republic blog puts the lie to that claim. He quotes her answer to a question about that "bridge to nowhere" in the Anchorage Daily News during her 2006 campaign for governor: