Today’s Wall Street Journal has a full article on Palin’s “Bridge to Nowhere” claims. Money quote:
Despite significant evidence to the contrary, the McCain campaign continues to assert that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told the federal government “thanks but no thanks” to the now-famous bridge to an island in her home state.
But here’s Sarah Palin continuing to make the claim anyway:
I guess the calculation is: If you just keep on repeating something enough, most voters will think it’s true.
In other words, voters are unfocused and don’t care that much about fact-checking.
It’s an Orwellian strategy, and it reveals a profound contempt for the intelligence of the electorate.
And if McCain and Palin win this election, their campaign strategists will no doubt be high-fiving each other in private and concluding that contempt for the American people is justified.
Let’s hope the electorate doesn’t reward them for this behavior.