Earlier today, Governor Palin called wrote on her Facebook page:
Politicians wonder why we can't trust them? Campaign flip-flops like this and carve-out bribes in the Amnesty Bill for politicians like Begich &Murkowski to exempt AK seafood workers.She then linked to a Townhall piece highlighting Senator Rubio's "flip flop" on amnesty and featuring this clip from one of his 2010 debates:
Regarding those"carve out bribes" in Alaska that the Governor references, a piece by Byron York highlights the deal given to Senators Begich and Murkowski given in exchange for their votes. From my brief "Binging" of deals for votes in this bill, there seems to also be deals for Florida's cruise industry, Colorado's ski industry, South Carolina's meat industry, and New York's Irish population. Additionally, there is a special deal for Nevada's gambling industry. Perhaps the bill should be re-named the "Last Frontier, Centennial, Sunshine, Empire, Palmetto, Silver" Kickback. There's still time before the vote, however, and according to the President, there's 51 more states to go!