Sarah Palin takes every opportunity she can to chide Democrats for not allowing enough drilling for oil in the coastal waters of the United States (although Barack Obama voted to do just that only a few weeks ago). She loves the drill, baby, drill chant and wants to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to make it so. Her rationale for supporting less regulation for big oil corporations is to say that we need to reduce our dependence on foreign sources of energy, and she says that Alaska would be happy to send huge amounts of natural gas, through a pipeline that is the will of God, down to the lower 48 states so that we could have all the energy we need.
So why is it that at the very same time Sarah Palin is complaining that there aren’t enough sources of American energy for Americans, she is supporting the shipment of natural gas from Alaska over to Japan?
Shipping American energy overseas during an energy crisis? That’s kind of like shipping food from Irish farms over to the English during the Potato Famine.
It looks like the McCain-Palin mantra drill, baby, drill was never intended to help Americans get affordable energy. It was just a tool to bring big oil corporations more record-breaking profits.