Somewhere or Nowhere? Depends on the audience

(4/4/09) Governor Sarah Palin was in Ketchikan this week, defending her frequent claims to Lower 48 voters last fall on the campaign trail that she killed the "Bridge to Nowhere."

Palin, not only supported the bridge in 2006 when she was courting votes in Ketchikan during her run for governor, but said that the bridge should be built sooner rather than later to take advantage of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens powerful position on the Appropriations Committee to get federal funds for construction. 

However this week Palin was forced to defend why she piled on the "Bridge to Nowhere" rhetoric to her national audience.  

Palin defended herself in front of local reporters in Ketchikan by saying, "That's the term that's been known."

So according to Palin, she beat the hell out of the "Bridge to Nowhere" all across the country because everyone else was doing it? That sounds like the opposite of what a real maverick would do.

In addition, her go along to get along excuse puts her at odds with what she told Ketchikan voters back in 2006 about the public misperceptions regarding the bridge and the term "Bridge to Nowhere":

"People across the nation struggle with the idea of building a bridge because they’ve been under these misperceptions about the bridge and the purpose,' said Palin, who described the link as the Ketchikan area’s potential for expansion and growth. "We need to come to the defense of Southeast Alaska when proposals are on the table like the bridge and not allow the spinmeisters to turn this project or any other into something that’s so negative," Palin added.

So lets get this straight, instead of correcting the misperceptions in the media about the bridge as she said needed to be done back in 2006 when she was trying to score political points with Ketchikan voters, Palin reinforced the existing stereotype of the bridge to score political points with Lower 48 voters.

One governor, so many lies. Alaskans should be concerned that Governor Palin may be showing signs of mental illness.

  • Believing that you're better than others
  • Fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness
  • Exaggerating your achievements or talents
  • Expecting constant praise and admiration
  • Believing that you're special
  • Failing to recognize other people's acheivments
  • Expecting others to go along with your ideas and plans
  • Taking advantage of others
  • Expressing disdain for those you feel are inferior
  • Being jealous of others
  • Believing that others are jealous of you
  • Trouble keeping healthy relationships
  • Setting unrealistic goals
  • Being easily hurt and rejected
  • Having a fragile self-esteem
  • Appearing as tough-minded or unemotional

Although some features of narcissistic personality disorder may seem like having confidence or strong self-esteem, it's not the same.  

Meanwhile Palin has never missed an opportunity to try and aggressively correct perceived misperceptions in the media when they have been about her personally.  

There ought to be clowns. Send in the clown, don't bother they're here." 

 

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040309/reg_425471778.shtml

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. xango_xango
    Apr 04, 2009 @ 12:34:00

    Greed, Greedy, Greedier & Greediest!
    Initiating and encouraging geographical discontent within the State in order to stir up her cult like followers. Violating, in that she has invited these wack jobs into Alaska to attack people from around the country, whenever she decides to pull another Palin "Petty Political" stunt. Hopefully, she'll just stay in her little Spaceship called the Bipolar Enterprize and circle the atmosphere until her term is over.
    "Build a Circus Around Those Clowns"

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  2. blackmanos
    Apr 06, 2009 @ 07:09:00

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