The Road to Nowhere


I missed this when it came out a couple of weeks ago. From an Anchorage Daily News article on the "Bridge to Nowhere" flap:

Meanwhile, Weinstein noted, the state is continuing to build a road on Gravina Island to an empty beach where the bridge would have gone — because federal money for the access road, unlike the bridge money, would have otherwise been returned to the federal government.

So not only did Palin support the BtN before she opposed it, not only did she accept the money for it anyway then divert it to other projects, she also then went ahead and took federal funding for a road that was to connect the bridge, even though the bridge wouldn't be built, rendering the road useless, because unlike the bridge she–ahem–courageously opposed, she couldn't divert the road money to other projects.

Quite the profile in political courage.