ANCHORAGE, Alaska –An Associated Press report about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s “signature accomplishment” of building a 1,715-mile long natural gas pipeline was flawed, the Anchorage Daily News charges in an editorial.
The Associated Press reports that the pipeline “emerged from a flawed bidding process that narrowed the field to a company with ties to her administration.”
“This report from The Associated Press is a remarkably skewed account with little new information to support the charge it implies,” the newspaper wrote. “Presumably, readers are supposed to conclude that Palin tilted the gas line bidding toward a favored company, one that had previously employed one of her key staffers.”
The newspaper later said: “Sarah Palin’s handling of the gas line license was a good example of how she was an independent-minded governor who worked with Democrats to overcome the old guard in her own party.”