Just the facts……?

FACT: While serving as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, Palin hired Steven Silver, a former chief of staff for Sen. Ted Stevens, to lobby Congress for earmarks. Wasilla received around million in federal money, about as much as Boise, Idaho. Boise has a population of 200,000 people, compared with Wasilla’s 10,000. Earmarked funds went to sewage improvements and improving roads connecting the town to a local ski resort.

As for the Bridge to Nowhere, Palin initially supported using federal funds to build a 8 million bridge from Ketchikan to Gravina Island, which has 50 residents and a small airport. It was not until the plan was ridiculed that she withdrew her support. Critics contend she still supports using federal money to build a 3.4 mile Road to Nowhere on the island for million — from the funds for the bridge. SHE KEPT THE MONEY!!!!…And at one point, John McCain even criticized her earmarks.

FACT: In 2007, Palin announced a bounty for wolves. Why? Because wolves prey on moose and caribou, two favorite targets for hunters in Alaska. So Palin instituted a program to encourage hunters to kill wolves so that there would be more moose and caribou for hunters to kill. A lawsuit by Defenders of Wildlife resulted in the Alaska Superior Court ruling that the state Department of Fish and Game did not have the authority to institute a bounty program. A state program to shoot wolves and bears from the air continues, and on August 26, 2008, Ballot Measure 2, which would have stopped the aerial gunning of predators, was defeated by state voters.

Palin is also a hunter and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

In addition, Palin has sued the Bush administration to delist polar bears under the Endangered Species Act because the protection of polar bears interferes with drilling for oil and gas. Palin even penned an op-ed for the New York Times, explaining her scientific arguments against protecting polar bears. Isn’t it funny how her op-ed doesn’t mention drilling for oil?

FACT: She says she will be an advocate for special needs kids, but Palin actually slashed funding for schools for special needs kids by 62%

There’s so much more, please go to the fact checker websites before you throw your supprt behind this person.

One Response to “Just the facts……?”

  1. Locke Says:

    I’m not really sure what your point is. Oh no! She used earmarks to get money to help improve her town, which is exactly what earmarks are for! Holy crap! She supported the bridge to nowhere, but then withdrew her support BECAUSE HER PEOPLE DIDN’T AGREE. You mean she actually did what the people wanted? That’s terrible! That’s the last thing we need in our government.

    She put a bounty on wolves to help enhance the lifestyle of people in her state? That’s insane. What is she thinking, trying to appeal to her people?

    And what’s with this polar bear scandal? You mean she actually wants us to drill at home and become less dependent on foreign oil? Wow, unbelievable! Polar bears are obviously more important than people.