Alaska Democratic Party Deletes Page Crediting Sarah Palin with Killing ‘Bridge to Nowhere’

• Views: 6,119

A web site paid for by the Alaska Democratic Party says unequivocally that the state of Alaska officially abandoned the Bridge to Nowhere project, and credits Governor Sarah Palin.

Or … it used to say that, before the page mysteriously vanished some time during the past few days.

Here’s the Google cache from September 4th: Retire Ted Stevens » Blog Archive » Ted Earmarked Funds for Bridge that Goes Nowhere.

And here’s the text that they consigned to the memory hole, because it’s embarrassingly off message:

Ted Earmarked Funds for Bridge that Goes Nowhere

* Stevens championed proposed bridge near Ketchikan that became national symbol of wasteful spending

* Sen. Murkowski’s family would benefit personally from the bridge

* State of Alaska killed bridge

The proposed Gravina Island Bridge, also known as the “Bridge to Nowhere,” became a national symbol of wasteful congressional spending and driver of earmark reform. On Sept. 21, 2007, the State of Alaska officially abandoned the controversial project.

The Gravina Island Bridge initially received $223 million in 2005 via earmarks by Alaska Senators Ted Stevens and Lisa Murkowski. The bridge would have connected Ketchikan, Alaska with its local airport on nearby Gravina Island (population 50). Congress stripped the earmark after a national uproar about it but appropriated the money anyway for unspecified transportation uses. Former Gov. Frank Murkowski’s administration set aside about $113 million of the appropriation for the Ketchikan bridge. However, Gov. Sarah Palin said the $398 million bridge was $329 million short of full funding, and only $36 million in federal funds were set aside for it. She said it was clear Congress had little interest in spending any more money for it and that the state had higher priorities.

UPDATE at 9/8/08 2:33:06 pm:

Now the Alaska Democratic Party has re-posted the page with a new address: Retire Ted Stevens » Gravina Bridge.

UPDATE at 9/8/08 2:35:15 pm:

Also see

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
Energized White Supremacists Cheer Trump Convention Message And far from hiding in chat rooms or under white sheets, they cheered the GOP presidential nominee from inside the Republican National Convention over the last week. While not official delegates, they nevertheless obtained credentials to attend the party's ...
Thanos
2 hours, 59 minutes ago
Views: 68 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
The Tweet That Brought It All Back Home for Me. Truth is truth.First off I would like to thank Charles Johnson and the community here for this space. This is one of the saner places. For that I thank you all. Excuse my ramblings. Years and years.Thank you President Obama. Thank you ...
nines09
3 hours, 7 minutes ago
Views: 73 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Enterprise Pitch for Cisco Ericsson Partnership After seven months of near silence, Cisco and Ericsson executives publicly discussed details on their extensive partnership. Among the tidbits shared by Martin Zander, VP, group strategy programs, Ericsson, and Doug Webster, VP service provider marketing, Cisco: The partnership ...
Thanos
4 hours, 11 minutes ago
Views: 84 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
WONDER WOMAN Comic-Con Trailer Her Fight Is Ours. WATCH the official Comic-Con trailer for #WonderWoman, starring Gal Gadot!--Gal Gadot stars in WONDER WOMAN - in theaters June 2, 2017.Follow #WonderWoman on social media:Facebook: facebook.comTwitter: twitter.comInstagram: instagram.com--WONDER WOMANFrom Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment ...
Thanos
9 hours, 11 minutes ago
Views: 114 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Dem Suggests Race Factored Into Obama Senate Endorsement Democrats should not be making assumptions about identity politics, this year or any other year. But Sanchez on Friday said race may have had something to do with the endorsement. "I think they have, what he said they have, ...
Thanos
10 hours, 29 minutes ago
Views: 152 • Comments: 3 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Hillary Clinton: We Don’t Need Candidates Who ‘Talk Trash About America’ AMPA, Fla. — Hillary Clinton made no mention of her potential running mate during a rally here Friday evening, instead delivering a fiery rebuttal to Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. "The last thing we need ...
Thanos
12 hours, 4 minutes ago
Views: 104 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Family Tree: Bill, Chelsea and More Relatives We all know Hillary, Bill and Chelsea Clinton. But what about the extended Rodham and Clinton families? Both Clintons have family members who haven’t been talked about much recently, and the family is expanding, with a second grandchild born ...
Thanos
12 hours, 9 minutes ago
Views: 154 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Blast at Kabul Demonstration Kills 81, Injures 286 KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 81 people were killed and 286 wounded Saturday in a twin bombing claimed by the Islamic State group that targeted a demonstration by members of the Hazara minority, officials and witnesses said. The marchers ...
Thanos
12 hours, 14 minutes ago
Views: 216 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
No Compassion: Far-Right Catholic Group Gloats Over Defeat of Bill to Help Victims of Clerical Abuse A few days ago, I receive the July-August issue of Catalyst, the newsletter of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. If you’re not familiar with the Catholic League, it’s a right-wing outfit that exists mainly to scream ...
Thanos
14 hours, 2 minutes ago
Views: 350 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 53 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Likes: 3
Comments: 0
: 4
Energy Company That Heats and Cools Downtown Kansas City Is Going Green A rooftop restaurant on a downtown office building. A quick-melting ice rink in Sprint Center. A vanishing coal pile at the Missouri riverfront. They have nothing in common — unless you know about the network of heating and cooling ...
Thanos
17 hours, 51 minutes ago
Views: 124 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0