Sarah Palin bragged yesterday about opposing a nearly $400 million pork barrel project that, it turns out, she initially supported, the AP reports. Palin did slam the so-called "bridge to nowhere" after becoming governor of Alaska 2 years ago. But on the campaign trail, she was all for the bridge linking an Alaskan town to an island with 50 residents and an airport.
“This link is a commitment to help Ketchikan expand its access, to help this community prosper,” Palin said while campaigning. Funds for the bridge were included as an earmark in a federal bill and later became a symbol of egregious congressional spending. Palin’s press secretary says she was only lukewarm about the project as a gubernatorial candidate. (Read more John McCain stories.)