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Sarah Palin Says Drill

A little common sense from Palin:

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.

Remember that any economic recovery can be torpedoed by $4 a gallon gas, and we have virtually no control over that. Sarah gets it:

Reliance on foreign sources of energy weakens America. When a riot breaks out in an OPEC nation, or a developing country talks about nationalizing its oil industry, or a petro-dictator threatens to cut off exports, the probability is great that the price of oil will shoot up. Even in friendly nations, business and financial decisions made for local reasons can de­stabilize Amer­i­ca's energy market, since the price we pay for foreign oil is subject to rising and falling exchange rates. Decreasing our dependence on foreign sources of energy will reduce the impact of world events on our economy.

In the end, energy independence is not just about the environment or the economy. It's about freedom and confidence. It's about building a more secure and peaceful America, an America in which our energy needs will not be subject to the whims of nature, currency speculators, or madmen in possession of vast oil reserves.

Alternative sources of energy are part of the answer, but only part. There's no getting around the fact that we still need to "drill, baby, drill!" And if those in D.C. say otherwise, we need to tell them: "Yes, we can!"

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Comments (10)

BTW, looks like a number of... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

BTW, looks like a number of oil leases have been cancelled.

Not all the I's were crossed and the T's dotted, apparently.

US Interior delaying most contested Utah leases | Markets | Reuters

The Interior Department on Thursday said it will delay reissuing most of the canceled Utah energy leases.

About 50 of the pulled leases, or about 70,000 acres, will be deferred at least temporarily, and another eight leases will be pulled from leasing altogether, the department said. blockquote>No drilling anywhere near anything. The BANANAs are winning.

Don't you just love it. Pa... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Don't you just love it. Palin is the monster the left created and when she speaks they can't just ignore her. Now she's making a rational case for more domestic drilling at a time when the left is trying to push cap and trade. The choice keeps getting clearer to the average voter. Stick with the left and get used to having a lot less of everything in order to fulfill the left's religious environmental and economic justice views. Or, elect conservatives and restore America to prosperity.

I mean what is so bad about... (Below threshold)
MPR:

I mean what is so bad about thousands of jobs? Money from royalties going to the Treasury with every barrel. More revenues after the products reach market. Lower gas prices and less dependence on foreign imports. Help the trade balance. And for all of these reasons Obamalala and the liberals won't.

Messed up the blockquotes -... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Messed up the blockquotes - Kevin or some moderator, could you properly close my blockquote in #1?

Sorry!

Pres. Obama doesn't see a p... (Below threshold)
serpent:

Pres. Obama doesn't see a problem with $4/gallon gas. No drilling keeps his base happy and economic catastrophe only helps him push his agenda.

There may be other qualifie... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

There may be other qualified Republican frontrunners, but Sarah Palin is the only consistent leader. God bless her.

It is sad that Palin is the... (Below threshold)
JustRuss:

It is sad that Palin is the only real leader, and unfortunately she is too polarizing to actually win at this point. However I think as the TeaParty candidate she might have a chance.

Honestly, Oil is here to stay. Even if we stop burning it as fuel there is still lubrication, plastics, medicine... It will be years before a viable alternative will work for US drivers. Other countries have less roads, less cars, and less space to cover as well as a less transient population. The US was BUILT with the automobile in mind and it shows. It will take forever to replace all the gas stations and all of the vehicles with things that do not burn Diesel or Unleaded Fuel of some sort, at least in part.

DRILL HERE, DRILL NOW, PAY LESS

MPR -Job creation ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

MPR -

Job creation is bad if you're trying to depress the economy and demoralize the people. Taking control of our energy resources might lead to an improved self-image, a feeling that America IS the land of opportunity and progress instead of the corrupt hell-hole the world would be better off without.

It's nuts - it seems like the Dem leadership is doing everything it can to become an aristocracy lording it over the peasants. I think they'd better be pretty damn careful what they wish for - they might just get it.

JLawson,My point exa... (Below threshold)
MPR:

JLawson,
My point exactly. It may be too late already.

You can bet the green freak... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

You can bet the green freaks will be sending out their usial junk mail urging us all to oppose drilling using this FRAGILE EARTH bull kaka




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