Remember back in the fall of 2008, how the handlers of Sarah Palin groped about desperately, trying to find evidence of any accomplishment of hers in office? Republican front operations like “CNSNews” thought they had a good “accomplishment” to talk about: the natural gas pipeline deal that Sarah Palin brought to completion:
Palin Finalized 20-Year Quest for Pipeline Deal in First 20 Months
In her first 20 months as governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin completed a deal for a natural gas pipeline that had been a top economic goal for the state for nearly two decades….
“When that deal was struck, we began a nearly $40 billion natural gas pipeline to help lead America to energy independence,” said Palin during her speech. “That pipeline, when the last section is laid and its valves are opened, will lead America one step farther away from dependence on dangerous foreign powers that do not have our interests at heart.”…
A contract for the pipeline, which had been discussed for the last 20 years, was finally negotiated after Palin became Alaska’s governor in 2007.
In 2009, has it been built? No. Has building started on the pipeline? How about arrangements? Those were supposed to be finalized, right?
Um, no. Sarah Palin flew down to Texas this week, still working on possible potential, hypothetical arrangements on that pipeline she said she got done but which does not, not in the smallest bolt, exist.
In other news, did I tell you that I’ve built the world’s tallest building from a foundation in the midst of Okefenokee Swamp? It’s my greatest accomplishment. As soon as I get some agreements from a few potential partners, I look forward to receiving my Nobel Prize in Engineering.