As ThinkProgress and others noted, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) seemed to acknowledge last week to ABC’s Charles Gibson that she lied in claiming repeatedly that she said, “Thanks, but no thanks” to Congress for federal funding for the Bridge to Nowhere. Palin did not challenge Gibson when he explained that “it’s now pretty clearly documented that you supported that bridge before you opposed it.”
Palin had dropped the lie from her two speeches before her fellow Alaskans, some of whom are reportedly angered by her false bridge claim. But during a campaign rally in Carson City, NV yesterday, Palin re-introduced the lie, falsely claiming for the ninth time that she said to Congress, “‘Thanks, but no thanks’ on that Bridge to Nowhere”:
PALIN: I told Congress, “Thanks, but no thanks” on that bridge to nowhere — that if our state wanted to build that bridge, we would build it ourselves.
Watch it (5:28 from the end):