Missing from Republican VP hopeful Sarah Palin’s speeches during her recent homecoming visit to Alaska were two talking points she had used in heavy rotation before, but they were back in her script once she returned to talk to “lower 48” audiences, which, as Fox News (!) points out, may not be familiar with the relevant back stories.
She told the cheering crowd of a few thousand here that she and her running mate are reformers. To prove her maverick past she repeated an anecdote wildly told on the trail, but eliminated in Alaska. That she got rid of the Alaska Governor’s private jet and put it on EBay. She does not add that the plane did not sell on EBay and it had to be taken off the website and then sold through a broker.
She also brought back a line about one of the more infamous pork barrel projects in the country, “I told Congress thanks but no thanks on that Bridge to Nowhere and if our state wanted a bridge we would build it ourselves.”