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Posts Tagged ‘energy policy’

Pain at the Pump

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on April 13, 2012

Posted to Sarah Palin’s Facebook page earlier today:

Here’s an interview I did with Breitbart News about our energy policies. Eric Bolling and I are hosting a special called “Paying at the Pump” at 10pm ET tonight on Fox News.

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In an exclusive interview to Breitbart News, Sarah Palin discussed energy policy and her Fox News Special (with Eric Bolling) “Paying at the Pump,” which airs tonight on FNC at 10pm ET. The program will re-air on Saturday and Sunday.  She also touched on some other topics of the day…      More

 

Eric Bolling posted the following to his FOX News blog regarding tonight’s special “Paying at the Pump”:

In a special called ‘Paying at the Pump,’ Governor Sarah Palin and I are extremely concerned about the gasoline crisis in America. It’s an energy crisis that threatens our fragile economy at a time most Americans cannot afford it. The gas price spike affects every single American in ways you would never think of. That’s why we decided to offer the Obama administration our help. Combined, Governor Palin and I have five decades of experience in energy, and we will offer the administration some actionable steps they might take to save Americans hundreds of billions of dollars. But, will they listen? Will they act or let the American people suffer more pain at the pump? Don’t forget to tune in Friday at 10p ET.

There’s a series of 9 photos from the filming of the special here. You won’t want to miss them.

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Confident Sarah Palin Continues To Pound Barack Obama “On The Record”

Posted by Gary P Jackson on April 27, 2011

By Gary P Jackson

On the heels of her beat down via Facebook, on Tuesday morning, Sarah Palin went On The Record with Greta Van Susteren on Tuesday night, where she continued to whip Obama like a rented mule.

Right out of the gate Greta highlighted one of Sarah’s comments from the earlier Facebook post:

It’s unbelievable to me that you spent last week in campaign mode, gallivanting around the country to start raising the billion dollars for your reelection bid that is still 19 months away “while Rome burns.” Our economy is in the tank; jobs are as scarce as ever; you’re asking Congress to let you incur even more unsustainable, immoral, freedom-stealing government debt; and many of our brave men and women in uniform are shaking their heads in disbelief over your befuddled military directions.

Yet instead of working with Congress and a wise multitude of advisers to fix some problems, you choose all this campaigning, already? As was recently asked: When do you ever just “roll up your sleeves, unplug the teleprompter” and do the job of governing and administrating for which voters hired you?

After hammering Obama for being in campaign mode, and trying to raise $1 billion for an election that is [gulp] 19 months away, instead of focusing on the nation’s challenges, she starts in on high gasoline prices, Libya [and Obama’s incoherent foreign policy in general] and more.

Sarah reminds us we can’t afford to have the nation’s Commander-in-Chief, our CEO, in campaign mode while “Rome burns“!

Sarah goes on to say it’s almost like Obama can’t be bothered by all of these issues of the day because he’s too busy either running for re-election, playing golf, or going on holiday!

She goes on to say, if that’s the case, the best thing is for government to just get out of the way! Stop with the insane regulations, quantitative easing [printing money, monetizing the debt], coming up with more “stimulus plans” and other nonsense, and just let private businesses and the free market do it’s thing!

Sarah bluntly states nothing is going to change until Obama is out of office.

This is a wonderful interview. Sarah Palin is proving she is a confident stateswoman, and very much at ease talking about issues and policy. This folks, is what a leader looks and sounds like. I know it’s been a while since most have seen or heard one, which is why I point this out.

There is also a twinkle in Sarah’s eyes. She’s a warrior, but a happy one. She reminds me so much of the great Ronald Reagan. He was one tough hombre, but he was always happy and optimistic as well.

Sarah comes off the exact same way. Both in this interview, as well as her Facebook smack-down. She’s tough, but not mean, and uses a fair bit of sarcasm and wit to go along with the beating she’s giving Obama.

The entire interview is powerful, insightful, and even a bit of fun.

At one point she off-handedly mentions Bill Ayers and the fact that he “allegedly” wrote Obama’s first book. She did this as she was taking a shot at Trump and others who were wasting time on nonsensical issues, while REAL issues were being ignored.

She points out the media is loving these distractions, as is the Obama regime.

As we have noted before, the “birther” issue helps Obama more than it hurts him. What she’s saying is: Now that Trump has everyone’s attention, he needs to be talking about substantive issues, something he is not doing.

This all gets back to what she told Sean Hannity last week, when she said it was way too early for her, or anyone else to be running for President. Too many more important issues to be focused on, rather than wasting time gearing up for 2012 and an election that is still almost 2 years away.

Leadership vs politics.

Sarah also gets a nice little shot in at Katie Couric at the end of the interview. Dee-licious!

Enjoy.

Video Courtesy of SarahNet

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To Drill or Not to Drill? That is Palin’s Question

Posted by Shane Vander Hart on October 16, 2009

44078641 Sarah Palin has piece that was published this morning for National Review, and she opens by stating, “Petroleum is a major part of America’s energy picture.  Shall we get it here or abroad?”  This follows a Facebook post regarding the desire of Gulf oil producers to replace the dollar in pricing oil with a different currency.

The answer, she writes at National Review, is to drill:

Given that we’re spending billions of stimulus dollars to rebuild our highways, it makes sense to think about what we’ll be driving on them. For years to come, most of what we drive will be powered, at least in part, by diesel fuel or gasoline. To fuel that driving, we need access to oil. The less use we make of our own reserves, the more we will have to import, which leads to a number of harmful consequences. That means we need to drill here and drill now.

We rely on petroleum for much more than just powering our vehicles: It is essential in everything from jet fuel to petrochemicals, plastics to fertilizers, pesticides to pharmaceuticals. Ac­cord­ing to the Energy Information Ad­min­is­tra­tion, our total domestic petroleum consumption last year was 19.5 million barrels per day (bpd). Motor gasoline and diesel fuel accounted for less than 13 million bpd of that. Meanwhile, we produced only 4.95 million bpd of domestic crude. In other words, even if we ran all our vehicles on something else (which won’t happen anytime soon), we would still have to depend on imported oil. And we’ll continue that dependence until we develop our own oil resources to their fullest extent.

Those who oppose domestic drilling are motivated primarily by environmental considerations, but many of the countries we’re forced to import from have few if any environmental-protection laws, and those that do exist often go unenforced. In effect, American environmentalists are preventing responsible development here at home while supporting irresponsible development overseas. (read the rest)

Palin is right.  For the sake of our economic and national security we need to unshackle our ability to develop the God-given natural resources that we have here at home.  We can develop and access these resources in environmentally friendly ways providing a transition to a cleaner fuel alternative.  So my answer to her question is, “drill, baby, drill.”  Let’s get it from within our own borders.

It would be the common sense approach, which is why Washington won’t likely go for it.

Shane Vander Hart is the editor of Caffeinated Thoughts.  Feel free to friend him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.

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