She said no, and yes, to "Bridge to Nowhere''

  • by: Scott Gillespie
  • Updated: September 9, 2008 - 4:07 PM

A number of news media organizations have tried to set the record straight on Gov. Sarah Palin's now oft-repeated campaign claim that she put the breaks on the so-called "Bridge to Nowhere.'' On Monday, an e-mail from the McCain campaign defended the claim and cited a Sept. 6 story by the Washington Post that said Palin's opposition to the bridge had angered top-ranking Republicans. The e-mail did not mention a Sept. 9 "Fact Checker'' from the Post, which gave Palin a three-Pinocchio rating, concluding: "While it is true Palin declared an end to the project, that's beside the point. It would be more accurate to say that she finally bowed to fiscal reality and congressional politics after a year as governor, and killed off a project that had become a national joke.'' Meanwhile, here's the e-mail from the McCain campaign:

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