…is a hero on the Bridge to Nowhere after all. She wasn’t going to spend that federal money on an expensive bridge to nowhere, which cost too much in light of the unimportant task it was supposed to accomplish. (After all, people could take the ferry to the airport.) And so she used the money on something useful, like roads.
I solved your problem, Governor! You can put the bridge back into your stump speech (Palin Drops “Bridge to Nowhere” Reference in New Speeches)!