Today, when Palin says "I told Congress, 'Thanks, but no thanks,' on that Bridge to Nowhere," it implies Congress said, "Here’s a check for that bridge" and she responded, "No thanks, that's wasteful spending; here's your money back."Why does the McCain campaign insist on repeating this complete nonsense? I just heard it again, moments ago, in a teevee spot: "I'm John McCain, and I approved this message.
That's not what happened. Fact is, Alaska took the bridge money, and then just spent it on other projects.
Long before Palin killed the project, Congress washed its hands of the bridge. In the transportation spending bill that included money for the Ketchikan bridge, Congress deleted the wording that would have directed money for the project, though it left the money in place so Alaska officials could decide which transportation projects to spend it on.
Maybe Obama is right, they really do think people are that stupid.