Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It Is Not What It Is, Except It Is

While slooshing through the intertoobz this afternoon, looking for the plug they put in when senator Stevens washed out, we ran across this headline:

Palin calls for break from Bush energy policy

Our first thought was, Bush has an energy policy?

Then we remembered, he was an oil man, well until he bailed anyway. Hmm...get into a company, run it into the ground, then get out before the rafters fall down around your ears. Sort of like what he's done to this country, no?

But we digress.

Sarah Palin called for a "clean break" from the Bush administration's energy policies, which she says rely too much on importing foreign oil.

OK, here's our question, could you import domestic oil?

She cast energy independence as a national security issue, saying dependence on oil from the Middle East made the U.S. more vulnerable to terrorist threats.

Now, we're not quite sure how that works. Perhaps at some point the terrorists call us up and say "Nice little SUV you've got there infidel. Be a shame if you had to run it on ethanol." Or something.

"We not only provide wealth to the sponsors of terror, we provide high-value targets to the terrorists themselves," Palin said. "Across the world are pipelines, refineries, transit routes and terminals for the oil we rely on. And al-Qaida terrorists know where they are."

Rats. That means the CIA's plan to disguise refineries as theme parks isn't working.

Palin spoke after touring Xunlight Corp., one of a handful of solar technology startup companies in Toledo, but made only a passing reference to solar power in her speech and instead renewed her call for more drilling in U.S. coastal waters. She repeated her signature anthem, "drill, baby, drill."

Drill, baby, drill...where have we heard that before? Oh yeah.

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska was not the only place where the Bush administration was hoping to find more oil. It is also encouraging drilling at more than 50 new sites in the lower 48 states, particularly in the Rocky Mountains.

So, let's get this straight. We're breaking with the Bush energy policy by accepting it? Now that's mavericky!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I 'm not a great scholar on statistics, but I do believe this "Drill, Baby Drill" is truly more "porno" than the Canadian writer dare say...particularly after Greta from Fox was horrified not only with the Canadian take but also after the "Palin Copy" went film with the artful eye of paraplegic "Hustler"..(.he can be so good besides being so bad.)
In any case, somebody, somewhere quoted that USA has about 3-5% of the world's oil, wherever and whatever they may find , offshore or in Alaska....and besides taking ten years to even get to it, what does Palin do in between?
1. Have more babies.
2. Appoint herself to everything possible when there is so much corruption, unchallenged in Alaska.
3. May start her very own country of "Alaskan", where Eskimos and other "Indians" won't have the vote.(They never got off on her wardrobe, anyway, and besides, they are going after moose and wolf and deer and polar bear, far too slowly which is another reminder to cop more helicopters and teach Piper how to "aim and fire"...and she will probably do it better than " Daddy".)
4. She'll need a ton of binoculars to really see Russia "rearing its ugly head" not to mention a new pair of glasses.
Well, as far as Palin goes, unfortunately , we all know she is here to stay. May I suggest you truly stay on for this very nauseous ride, IM.
We need you more than ever.