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Palin supports the Knik Arm Bridge to Nowhere
By Joan Beraldi


September 16, 2008

Doesn't anyone remember that the Knik Arm Bridge was also the "Bridge to Nowhere?" The impression I got today while watching CNN was that Governor Palin forgets that the Knik Arm Bridge which links Anchorage to Wasilla via Pt. Mckenzie, was part of the congressional earmarks labeled with the imfamous saying. The photo on CNN showed Governor Palin holding up a t-shirt with "Nowhere Alaska 99901" imprinted on it. She definately wants to distance herself from the Knik Arm Bridge because the bridge will benefit Wasilla, and she is holding herself out to be against earmark funding to benefit local constituents.

The Knik Arm bridge to nowhere is still moving forward. I read in the January 21, 2008 Ketchikan Daily News that Governor Palin's budget approved $105 Million from federal highway monies, $10 million from the state budget with another $15 million additional monies from the state for street related work for access to the bridge.

What can Southeast Alaska expect from a governor that will not even live in the state capital which is part of southeast?

Joan Beraldi
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Joan Beraldi RN and registered Independent, 33 year Ketchikan resident"

Received September 09, 2008 - Published September 16, 2008


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