Governor Sarah Palin and staff seen with Alaska pipeline in 2009
By Gary P Jackson
Bob Beckel is Fox News’ version of comic relief. The man is a complete hack, and spouts the party line, no matter how ridiculous, or inaccurate. Bob’s brother, Graham, is a pretty good actor, having starred in some major films. That talent obviously runs in the family, because few people would have the skill to say some of the things Bob does, and keep a straight face! I’ve also seen Bob act normal at times, and eevn make sense on key issues, so I have my doubts that he even believes half the outrageous things he says.
On Wednesday’s The Five Beckel followed the White House’s lead while discussing the proposed Keystone Pipeline. Several days ago, President Obama told one of his most egregious lies to date [and that’s saying something] by claiming the Keystone Pipeline would only create 50 jobs, when in fact, it will create between 40-50,000 permanent jobs. Good paying, durable jobs. And that doesn’t include an almost like number of support jobs in the service industry.
During the discussion on The Five Beckel, defending Dear Leader Obama, claimed the Alaska Pipeline, a system that produces nearly 20% of the oil Americans consume, only employs “around 100 people.”
Before becoming the Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin was the Chairman of the powerful Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The AOGCC is Alaska’s oil and natural gas regulatory body. The commission is in charge of all things energy and environmental in the state. She is a recognized authority on energy related issues, and certainly knows Alaska’s oil business inside and out.
As you can imagine, Governor Palin was quick to to correct Bob! She took to Twitter to and shredded him: