A key point of Sarah Palin’s maverick resume is her rejection of the Bridge to Nowhere, she also noted this in her speech when she said “I told the Congress ‘thanks, but no thanks,’ for that bridge to nowhere.”

The Obama campaign hit back accusing her of flip flopping since they said Sarah Palin was originally for the bridge to nowhere before she was against it.

“Despite being discredited over and over again by numerous news organisations, the McCain campaign continues to repeat the lie that Sarah Palin stopped the bridge to nowhere,” Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton said.

Now interestingly enough it seems that Barack Obama and Joe Biden actually voted for this bill, and while Sarah Palin may have originally supported it, she retracted her support and killed the bridge! This comes from Barack Obama’s home town paper the Chicago Observer.

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.

Sen. McCain did not vote on the Coburn Amendment, though he is on record as opposing the Ketchikan bridge earma

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