The Washington Post is reporting today that Palin "employed a lobbying firm to secure almost $27 million in federal earmarks for a town of 6,700 residents while she was its mayor, according to an analysis by an independent government watchdog group."
What did federal dollars buy for Wasilla? The Post has details: "There was $500,000 for a youth shelter, $1.9 million for a transportation hub, $900,000 for sewer repairs, and $15 million for a rail project."
The paper notes that when McCain introduced Palin as his running mate, he emphasized that she was "someone who's stopped government from wasting taxpayer's money."
A $1.9 million transportation hub? In Wasilla? A $15 million rail project? Really?
Unless these sound like worthy federal expenses to you, Gov. Palin is hardly the reformer McCain says she is.