The road to hell is paved with good intentions. The road to nowhere that would connect to the bridge to nowhere is paved with earmarks and our tax dollars. Thanks, Sarah. I thought you and Johnny said you didn’t do stuff like that, you reformer you.
As I said before, the focus really needs to be placed back on McCain, since he is actually the Republican presidential candidate, as much as we now think it is Palin. But as each new scandal and lie reveals itself, we must look at her as an outgrowth of McCain, since he is the one (we think) who picked her as his running mate. It absolutely speaks to his character and decision making ability.
Point one, she is now shunning an investigation that she, like the good hunting Alaskan cowgirl she is, basically said “bring it on” to. Where is the “I didn’t do anything wrong, so I welcome this investigation” attitude? Ohh… the investigation has now become a Democratic witch hunt… even though it is both parties calling for it. I get it… it’s the Democrats.
Point two, the LA Times is reporting this morning that not only did she support the “Bridge to Nowhere,” which we all know she did, but she has taken $26 million dollars and spent in on the road that will lead to the bridge, AFTER the bridge project was killed off.
Does this sound like a reformist? Does this sound like a maverick who will not waste government funding? Does this sound like someone who will come in and clean up Washington?
To me, Sarah Palin sounds like a liar, liar, pants on fire. And the McCain campaign lies right along with her. Are we that stupid? All we have to do is watch video tapes of her on the campaign trail when she was running for Governor. The words fall right out of her own mouth.
On a day when the main front page story is how the government is moving full time into the bailout business, an absolute disgusting indictment of our times and the greed and influence big business supposedly does not have on our current administration… we also have another front page story. That of Ms. Palin wasting 26 million dollars to build a “dead end” road.
Economic and financial responsibility will be a cornerstone to this election. Yes, it is a dangerous world. Yes, we need to have strong security and a strong military, as these terrorists do seek to kill us. We Democrats are not that naive. While education and tolerance and dialogue is essential to a long term solution, things that the Bush presidency as all but ignored, we do have to be prepared to kick some ass. Unfortunately, a lot of these fundamentalists are also fundamental in the brain, and conversation does not make as much of an impression as a bullet. But fighting the right enemy is also a huge responsibility.
We are at war against greed. We are at war against corporations reckless behavior. We are at war against a world who is surpassing us financially and in innovation and development. We are at war in the world markets. But this war must be fought with intellect, invention and inspiration. America is the greatest country in the world, but we must fight to regain that truth, for it has been lost. We must fight to give people health care and a good, solid education. We must fight to keep people safe from a physical enemy and a financial one. Some people wish to kill us outright. Some wish to steal our life savings. Some live abroad, some live right in our backyard.
We have lost our way. We have lost our spirit. We have lost what makes America great. It has all been paved under by W’s road to hell.