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The Very Definition of Pork

September 24th, 2008 | by Cranky Liberal |

Well Obama may not have called her a pig, but I have no problems calling Sarah a porker - of federal funds that is.  This just makes me shake my head

The “Bridge to Nowhere” may have been shelved. But the “Road to Nowhere” is alive and well.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.

In stump speeches, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has touted her eventual decision to abandon the Gravina Island bridge, which she initially supported. But Palin, now the Republican vice presidential candidate, let the access road go ahead because the contract to build it had been signed, a campaign aide said [emphasis mine].

So we built a road to nowhere that serves no purpose and isn’t needed because you signed a contract already to build a road that led to nowhere and wasn’t needed. OINK OINK fucking OINK!

Oh and remember kids - 233 million in federal funds is only 1/3000th (roughly) of the bailout this Administration wants to give to Wall Street. Talk about two roads to nowhere….

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