Home of the Road to Nowhere
The “Bridge to Nowhere” may have been shelved. But the “Road to Nowhere” is alive and well.
Gov. Sarah Palin let the “Road to Nowhere” go ahead because the contract had been signed.
The proposed $400 million span that would have connected the coastal city of Ketchikan to its airport on Gravina Island died after it became a symbol of congressional excess.
But the three-mile access road that was built on the island is ready for residents to take a drive to nowhere. It was paid for by some of the $223 million in federal funding that sparked ridicule among opponents of congressional “pork-barrel” spending.
Ketchikan Mayor Bob Weinstein calls the road, which was paid for by federal tax dollars, a waste of money that could have been used to fix his city’s roads and sidewalks.
“Gov. Palin could have stopped construction of this road,” said Weinstein, who wore his “Nowhere, Alaska” T-shirt to an interview with CNN.
Palin is as much of a hypocrite as most of our politicians. Being a Republican – this week – she just specializes in lies about family values, cutting taxes and not wasting money.
Of course, she’s in favor of wasting money on imperial war, killing foreigners getting in the way of Imperial Amerika and only saving money for the wealthiest corporations.