“Greenie’s” Try to Distort Sarah Palin’s Position on Oil

Last Tuesday, Governor Pain posted the following on her Twitter page:
I guess the answer to that question is ‘no!’

By Stacy Drake

They don’t get it and don’t ever expect them to express or even understand their own political positions that helped create the current crisis that is taking place in the Gulf. I’m not blaming them for the rig explosion or even the drilling taking place offshore (Lord knows their Subaru’s run off of pixie dust). However, drilling in shallow water has long been a concern of environmentalists. They even expressed “outrage” when Barack Obama recently granted a permit for oil drilling in shallow water in the Gulf of Mexico.

Kieran Suckling of the Center for Biological Diversity said, How is it that shallow water drilling suddenly became safe again?

You see, to the far-left of the green variety, ANY drilling offshore or onshore is bad. While having been unsuccessful in stopping drilling in our country all together, they have forced the industry into positions such as deepwater drilling, further and further offshorse. The location of the current leak in the Gulf, which is over a mile below the surface, is the primary reason those working on stopping it are having such a hard time. It’s too far and due to the pressure, unsafe for any human to travel to. Even the “containment box” British Petroleum tried to lower into the ocean, couldn’t withstand the conditions of the deep-water.

That’s why Governor Palin posted this on her Facebook page Wednesday:

Look, here’s the deal: when you lock up our land, you outsource jobs and opportunity away from America and into foreign countries that are making us beholden to them. Some of these countries don’t like America. Some of these countries don’t care for planet earth like we do – as evidenced by our stricter environmental standards.

With your nonsensical efforts to lock up safer drilling areas, all you’re doing is outsourcing energy development, which makes us more controlled by foreign countries, less safe, and less prosperous on a dirtier planet. Your hypocrisy is showing. You’re not preventing environmental hazards; you’re outsourcing them and making drilling more dangerous.

Extreme deep water drilling is not the preferred choice to meet our country’s energy needs, but your protests and lawsuits and lies about onshore and shallow water drilling have locked up safer areas. It’s catching up with you. The tragic, unprecedented deep water Gulf oil spill proves it.

Somehow, “Talking Points Memo” took the governor’s earlier tweet and deduced that she meant that she was against offshore drilling. Their snarky write-up states:

“Ah, the halcyon days of “drill, baby, drill of known reserves and promising finds in safe onshore places like ANWR.” If only Extreme Greenies understood what she really meant, we could have halted all coastal drilling and just focused on Alaskan reserves.”

She never said what they are implying but they are left-winger’s and that’s what left-winger’s do. They never miss an opportunity to twist, stretch, bend, and mangle Governor Palin’s words to fit one of their meme’s or to just outright distort her context.

They then go on to quote Governor Palin being as consistent as I’ve known her to be on this issue saying, “that while Interior Department bureaucrats continue to hold up actual offshore drilling from taking place, Russia is moving full steam ahead on Arctic drilling, and China, Russia, and Venezuela are buying leases off the coast of Cuba.” Why yes, they have.

I see that the left is using the disaster in the Gulf as a opportunity to attack us in favor of drilling. Not only are they deflecting any political pressure Obama is feeling from his inability to “plug the damn hole” or get the feds into a position of helping instead of hindering efforts, they would also like to get a shot in on us while they’re at it. As usual they over-simplify the entire issue and get stuck on scary words like “drill baby drill.” They perpetually miss the point.

We need oil. It is the bloodline of any industrialized nation. Like it or not, that is the way it is, “greenies.” The fact is that Governor Palin has been the leading voice in boosting domestic production of energy supplies with an “all of the above” approach. She has always pushed to keep petrol dollars in American hands, with American families, and not in the hands of wannabe tyrants, anti-American regimes that fund terror, and feeding certain royal family’s appetite for cocaine.

The original reason I was drawn to support Governor Palin, as far back as 2007, was her stance on oil and energy production. I see, as she does, the link between energy and economy, and energy and security. Governor Palin spoke what had been in my mind for years on these topics. She has never wavered or changed her stance. She has stood strong for responsible, domestic production that this nation so vitally needs, and thankfully the American people are smart enough to agree with her.

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3 responses to ““Greenie’s” Try to Distort Sarah Palin’s Position on Oil

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  2. Stuff and Nonsense !

    If the oil industry has the choice to drill in:

    A) ANWR
    B) in 200′ of water off California
    C) in 5,000′ of water off Louisiana

    the answer is “All of the Above” plus more !

    The USA is so far from supplying it’s own needs for oil that even drilling A through Z will not come close to meeting our current domestic demand.

    Texas (TEXAS !) is an oil importer. *NO* restrictions on drilling, and they cannot produce enough oil (on and offshore) to supply the traffic of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, et al. The USA could DOUBLE oil production and still import oil.

    I did not hear “Drill, Baby, Drill except below 300′ of water” chanted.

    And there is this mis-perception that the BP well blew becasue it was in deep water.

    The well could have been on land, or in 12′ of water and still blown. It is just the circumstances of mile deep water make it so very difficult to cap and the location is right next to the most productive fishery nursery in the USA. However, even on land, the well was so cheaply designed# by BP that any “top kill” would likely have failed. Multi-month relief wells would be required to stop the flow anywhere that well was drilled.

    Read link for best single explanation I have read.

    http://www.theoildrum.com/node/6560#comment-640958

    BTW, more than once in New Orleans I have heard the BP oil pollution called “Lake Palin”. There is some justice in that.

    • Gary P

      Wow, just wow. “Lake Palin” huh. How absolutely ridiculous, and well, down right idiotic. If Sarah Palin had been in charge of energy production in America, and allowed to work unfettered by environmental extremists and communist opportunists, there would have never been an oil well drilled in mile deep water to start with.

      Sarah Palin has forgot more about the oil business than anyone in the Obama regime will ever know.

      As for the oil spill, unfortunately, accidents happen. It’s not that the well blew, or even the fact that Obama, who has received more money from BP than any politician in 20 years, granted BP all sorts of exemptions to safety considerations. The problem is it took this moron (Obama) nine full days to even acknowledge this deal happened. Since then he’s been totally incompetent, and worthless. Not a drip of leadership ability in this loser’s body. Jimmy Carter 2.0. If we are naming this thing, “Lake Obama” is what it should be named.

      Drill Baby, Drill is a nice campaign slogan, and works because that’s what the people want. But Sarah Palin has talked about an “all of the above” energy strategy since day one. Anyone who is actually engaged in the discourse knows this.

      Here’s the deal, we will need oil going well into the next century. Our needs will likely increase, not decrease.

      I know you don’t know this, but when Obama announced (with a lot of fanfare) that America would somehow get 25% of it’s energy from renewables, Sarah Palin was announcing it was her goal for Alaska to get 50% of it’s energy from renewables. Alaska already gets 25% from renewables. She put Alaska on the path to 50%.

      Like every other THINKING human being, Sarah wants oil and NATURAL GAS, as well as clean coal, and NUCLEAR, wind, solar, and hydro. The problem with enviro moonbats is they don’t want ANY energy. To them oil and natural gas is the devil, but then again, try building nuclear. They lose their minds. France gets 70-80 percent of it’s electricity from nuclear. FRANCE! But we can’t?

      The NIMBY factor plays heavily with both wind and solar. People think they like it, until someone proposes a wind farm near them. Then they go crazy. Same for large solar arrays.

      The problem with deep water drilling is the extreme pressures at that depth. Humans can’t work that deep, so when things go bad, they go really bad. This damned thing may never be capped properly. Who knows. I’m starting to like the Russians’ idea of nuking the damned thing. At least we know that will work! (or think it will)

      If we were drilling in shallow water, and this accident happened, it would have been under control within days, and the oil spill wouldn’t have been much more noticeable than the normal seepage of oil from the ocean’s floor.

      Of course, if the “greenies” would STFU, and get the hell out of the way, ANWR is the perfect place to drill.

      Again, I know you don’t know this, but ANWR is the size of the state of South Carolina. Where the oil is, is roughly the size of Los Angeles International Airport (or D-FW if you will) It’s like comparing the size of a football field, to that of a postage stamp.

      Past that, while parts of ANWR are beautiful, where the oil is, isn’t. In the winter, it’s frozen tundra, and absolutely NOTHING lives there. In the summer months it’s only endearing qualities are the black flies and mosquitoes the size of small birds. (yeah, a bit of dramatic exaggeration … but not much!)

      If you look at a map, you’ll see oil is already being extracted from areas all around the the spot in ANWR where drilling is proposed. It’s criminal that we aren’t up there.

      Of course, it’s criminal we don’t use oil shale oil deposits. Or any other deposits on land. We have more oil than the Saudis, and shouldn’t have to import any oil.

      We also should be working towards converting our fleet to natural gas, rather than looking for some Skittles farting unicorn kind of solutions. Natural gas is one of the cleanest burning fuels there is. It’s as close to zero emissions as one is ever going to get, in quantity. We have billions, of trillions, of cubic feet of natural gas. Alaska alone has a couple billion-trillion cubic feet of recoverable NG

      There are already millions of CNG powered cars, light trucks, and buses running out there. If you just converted the diesel powered vehicles to CNG you’d see a dramatic reduction in emissions. Diesels love CNG (or propane) and run quite well when converted. Last longer too.

      Why do you think Sarah worked from day one of her tenure as Governor to not only create AGIA, but see it implemented? Alaskans had been promised a natural gas line to the lower 48 for 50 years. It only took her two years to get it done (approved and ready to build) This is the largest construction project in North American history, and she’s the only one who had the proper vision to create the system, and get it done. Of course, now the Obama regime is trying to stop it. Obama is worthless.

      Anyhow, “greenies” are the bad guy here. It’s their fault we are drilling in mile deep water to start with, and it’s their fault we can’t have a REAL energy policy. No one else is to blame. Maybe we should call the oil spill “Lake Environmental Extremist” !

      If Sarah Palin were president, this mess would be under control. But more importantly, we’d be shutting down the enviro-nazis, and producing energy. This is not just an economic issue, it’s a national security issue.

      You gotta remember, the Exxon Valdez oil spill was in Sarah’s backyard, literally. Both Sarah and Todd are commercial fishermen, and still own a commercial fishing business. Sarah can work those nets as well as any man, and done it most of her life. She even spent vacation time as Governor commercial fishing!

      The oil spill hurt their business, just like it did all of the other fishermen.

      Sarah was part of the clean up efforts when the oil spill happened. Both she and Todd have professional training in this area. Let’s also not forget that before becoming Governor, Sarah was the state’s Chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, one of the most powerful jobs in the state. She was in charge of regulating oil and natural gas production, as well as taking care of the environment. She fought plenty of battles with Big Oil over corruption, and production.

      As Governor, Sarah was Chairman of the nation’s Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. Sarah set up an energy integrity office that rode heard over the energy companies, in Alaska, to make sure they were as safe as possible, and if something happened, it was all over it.

      Sarah’s battles with Big Oil were epic. In fact, Kay Cashman wrote the book “Sarah Takes On Big Oil” because the story was so compelling. Before you trash Sarah Palin, I suggest you head over to Amazon, and buy the book, and then read it. Sarah talks about energy policy in her own book, but Cashman’s book tells a real story, the good and the bad, and is an unbiased accounting of Sarah’s dealings with Big Oil. She was ruthless. In fact, she was so tough they accused her of being anti-business!

      The bottom line in all of this, is to stop the nonsense. Stop the finger pointing, for now, and get this thing cleaned up. Then go after BP, Obama, and the “greenies” (who are ultimately responsible)

      If you don’t understand this, well, then you are incapable of understanding anything.

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