I was curious, so I Googled it. Here's a CNN story from almost a year ago (Sept. 22, 2007):
'Bridge to nowhere' abandoned
Read it carefully.
The "champions" of this project were REPUBLICANS. ("U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens and Rep. Don Young, both Republicans, championed the project.....")
Did you notice that while Congress stripped the earmark, they still sent the money? Nowhere does it say Gov. Palin said "don't send the money. Read that again: Gov. Palin killed the Bridge, but kept the money. So if the bridge was a waste of money, what DID she spend it on?
pol·i·tics [pol-i-tiks] noun - From the latin suffix "poli" [pol-ee] meaning 'many', and a contraction of the word "ticks" [tiks] meaning 'blood sucking leeches'.
- the practice or profession of conducting political affairs.