Palin Earmarks $3M for Crabs

It’s true, America, Sarah Palin has crabs.  Lots of them.  And she wants $3 million of your tax dollars study them. John McCain champions her as a reformer who fought against “earmarks,” those wasteful, self-serving federal funds for useless junk that balloon our federal deficit.  But … According to her ABC interview with Charles Gibson, Alaska asked for, while Palin was governor, $3 million to study the genetics of harbor seals and another $3 millon to study the mating habits of crabs. “Isn’t that exactly the kind of thing that John McCain is objecting to?,” Gibson said.

But she was against the Bridge to Nowhere, right? Maybe not …

From Tribune’s “The Swamp” …

“You have said continually, since (John McCain) chose you as his vice-presidential nominee, that, ‘I said to Congress, thanks but not thanks,”’ Gibson said in his talk, the first in a series of Palin interviews with the national media and last in the ABC series. “‘If we’re going to build that bridge, we’ll build it ourselves.”’

“Right,” Palin replied, in excerpts released by ABC.

“But it’s now pretty clearly documented,” Gibson said. “You supported that bridge before you opposed it. You were wearing a T-shirt in the 2006 campaign, showed your support for the bridge to nowhere. ”

You tell ’em, Sarah!  Don’t let the facts get in the way of your story.  Just like that “Maverick” John McCain who voted with Bush 95% of the time.

4 responses to “Palin Earmarks $3M for Crabs

  1. Palin’s crab earmark for funding researching the most important life stage of the Alaskan crab stocks is absolutely necessary for sustainable management of the fisheries up here. Palin does not allow unsustainable fisheries polices in Alaska.

    Just think, if politicians would have invested in understanding the marine stocks off of the east or west coasts, the stocks would be in tact and sustainably producing harvestable surpluses for human consumption. It is an environmental crime that hundreds of time in our country’s past politicians vetoed funding marine resources research. Thus if you want your future progeny to have marine derived nutrition, support the efforts to understand how to maximize utilization without threatening sustainability.
    The crab on Palin’s desk is a symbol of world leading sustainable fisheries practices up here. I know because I work in this field.
    PS – if anyone wants a crab mount like Palin’s, drop me a line because I provided the crab mounts for the last four governors of Alaska and did so with pride.

  2. Crabtaxman:
    You are obviously intelligent and an expert on the subject of crabs. My point was that Palin campaigned against earmarks from other states and ridiculed other governors who championed such programs. Then when she was found to support the exact same thing, many times over, she was directly revealed as a hypocrite. If she supports earmarks and continues Alaska’s trend as being #1 in federal funds per citizen, then the media should call her on it as Charles Gibson of ABC did.


  3. Another thing we need to do is accept that the U.S. is no longer a liberal democracy. The U.K. and Germany are; not the U.S. For Palin to win with her known beliefs, following GWB and the economy in its most precarious state since the Depression tells me that most Americans like these people like Palin. Americans are NOT misinformed; they KNOW her beliefs and LIKE her because they are of a similar mind. There is no longer room for us here. Let’s stop kidding ourselves.

  4. Here’s what Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill said on ABC on Sunday … “Sarah Palin,” she continued, “has taken more in federal earmarks per person than any governor in the history of the planet… While John McCain was making fun of DNA earmarks for bears, she was asking for a DNA earmark for seals almost at the identical moment.”

    McCain’s age, McCaskill added, is a real issue, along with who is going to be “one heartbeat away” from taking his place should he become President and die in office.

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