Yet, when John McCain unveiled the Alaska governor as his running mate last Friday, the campaign was very successful in getting the U.S. press to frame Palin as the great reformer who killed the $233 million bridge from Ketchikan, Alaska, to an airport on Gravina Island.
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However, two years earlier when she was running for governor, local press reports indicate that Palin was a supporter of the bridge, which became a symbol of wasteful spending on pet projects favored by powerful politicians, known as “earmarks.”
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