A little background. I called her out after she claimed Sara Palin was a liar concerning the Bridge to Nowhere. Let's just go from there:
This is in answer to you question to me downthread about giving you evidence of Palin's lie about the Bridge to Nowhere. I'm posting here [the 9/11 post] because I thought it would get buried downthread:
It is now incontrovertible fact that was FOR the Bridge to Nowhere when it was first proposed and reversed field once it became a symbol of legislative abuse.
Even then, the Palin helped cycle the $223 million in federal pork to other state needs.
If she had been adamantly opposed from the beginning (she was not) that would be proof of her bona fides as a money saving reformer.
It is not credible for her to call herself a reformer and at the same time to have been for an ear-mark, and then reverse herself when it was politically expedient.
John Kerry was for the Iraq war before he was against it.
And you know how the conservatives excoriated him for the wussy position. Remember?
Palin and McCain lied about the Bridge to Nowhere.
And no amount of lipstick will make that pretty.
Okay. First, every fact you've given is correct. However, you've missed the opportunity to give us a lie. I can see an accusation of 'flip-flop' (Kerry-style) or maybe the hypocrisy shot, which falls flat because there's no inconsistency with personal behavior. But a lie? I officially declare BS on that.
The fact is that on both sides, the records speak for themselves. And I always assume that both parties will fudge, nudge, adjust and bullshit the facts to fit their agenda, massage their worldview, and further their campaign. And it's our job to try to sort through that and be intellectually honest about it. It's more challenging, though, when your drink of the day is Kool-Aid. Whether this applies to you or not is your decision to make, although if some fat bastard in a red pitcher costume comes blasting through your wall yelling "Ooooh Yeaaahhh!", that's a good indicator.
When you give me a quote where Sara Palin said she never supported the bridge, then I'll call BS on her. Until then, I'll consider myself right. I like to do that. Makes me feel all warm and funny and plaid.