Sarah Palin, in her own words...
"We need to come to the defense of Southeast Alaska when proposals are on the table like the bridge, and not allow the spinmeisters to turn this project or any other into something that's so negative...The window is now, while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist"
- August 2006
"It's clear that Congress has little interest in spending any more money on a bridge between Ketchikan and Gravina Island...Much of the public's attitude toward Alaska bridges is based on inaccurate portrayals of the projects here. But we need to focus on what we can do, rather than fight over what has happened."
- September 2007
"I told Congress, 'Thanks but no thanks on that bridge to nowhere'"
- September 2008