Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Building Bridges

Looks like a couple of lawyers, who are also Senators running for President and Vice President like building bridges to "No Where" in Alaska.

Now that Alaska is front and center in the news again, it is a good time to catch up on a favorite story, The Bridge to Nowhere, using the Washington Post US Congress Votes Database.

Though Gov. Palin originally supported the earmark spending on the Ketchikan bridge (“to nowhere), she eventually killed the project, chosing to spend Federal money on other infrasturcture programs.

However, Sen. Biden and Sen. Obama voted for funding the Bridge, even when given a second chance by Sen. Tom Coburn, who proposed shifting earmark funds to Katrina relief.
And after all the howling ∅ and Biden have been doing about the Republicans and Katrina. Why you might think it was just political posturing. But that would be cynical.

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