Sarah Palin Just Can’t Quit – Oh, and She Can’t WriteJuly 14, 2009 at 5:07 am | Posted in American politics | 2 Comments
Someone else wrote this op-ed for her, and she “approved this message,” branding it with her name.
Seriously, she can’t quit politics. She’s flipped off her own state, telling them they are no longer relevant for her, and now she wishes to get even more into the national scene. This op ed is dripping with hate for “liberals.”
The ironic beauty in this plan? Soon, even the most ardent liberal will understand supply-side economics.
I guess she’s not writing to try and convince liberals to listen to her. Her argument is simply to “drill baby drill.”
We must move in a new direction. We are ripe for economic growth and energy independence if we responsibly tap the resources that God created right underfoot on American soil. Just as important, we have more desire and ability to protect the environment than any foreign nation from which we purchase energy today.
That’s it. That’s all she has to offer, “drill baby drill.” Oh and “liberals suck.” That is the basic gist of her argument. Liberals suck, and we need to drill baby drill.
Of course, Alaska is not the sole source of American energy. Many states have abundant coal, whose technology is continuously making it into a cleaner energy source. Westerners literally sit on mountains of oil and gas, and every state can consider the possibility of nuclear energy.
Coal, oil, gas. Any renewable energy in those? Nope. Does she talk about renewable energy? Nope. Drill baby drill.
Can America produce more of its own energy through strategic investments that protect the environment, revive our economy and secure our nation?
Yes, we can. Just not with Barack Obama’s energy cap-and-tax plan.
Sadly, she offers nothing to answer this question. Drill baby drill does not help America produce more of its own energy that protects the environment, will revive our economy or secure the nation. No matter how much we stick with carbon energy, America simply does not have enough of it under its soil, and those dastardly Middle Eastern nations, and Venezuela and Russia, will continue to have more than we, thus, the more we continue staying with carbon energy, the more we are beholden to what those dictators say. Mrs. Palin simply does not have the capacity to consider other options. It is beyond her grasp to think outside the box. She has been very consistent that drilling is America’s only option.
So as one who leans with the liberals, I tell conservatives right now, please bring it on. More of this please. Let Sarah Palin speak for your party and ideology for the foreseeable future. Thank you.