Is It Christian to Brazenly and Shamelessly Keep on Lying About Something? Sarah Palin Repeats, Yet Again, Her “Thanks But No Thanks” Line on Bridge to Nowhere

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.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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1 Response to Is It Christian to Brazenly and Shamelessly Keep on Lying About Something? Sarah Palin Repeats, Yet Again, Her “Thanks But No Thanks” Line on Bridge to Nowhere

  1. It would be great if the media actually took on the role of watchdog checking facts, but nowadays its just left to those of us who blog. She is a brazen liar on this and so many other topics. I found the lie about the plane on ebay even more disturbing because its a decietful lie very typical of politicians.. say one thing thats technically true but immply in saying it the opposite.. while on the bridge she is just flat out lying..

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