Thursday, October 02, 2008

Oh, one more about Palin and I will stop

In her speech at the Republican National Convention, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin touted her role in moving forward a plan for a natural-gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope to the Lower 48. The GOP VP candidate declared,
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.
What she did not mention, however, is the project is years from completion. So far, the pipeline exists on paper.

Palin gained a reputation for standing up to Big Oil when she criticized this same pipeline, then the idea of the current governor, as a handout to ExxonMobil, BP, and ConocoPhillips. Now, she will have to work to gain the cooperation of these companies, who hold the drilling rights to much of the Alaskan North Slope, to succeed. Meanwhile, BP and Conoco have announced plans to move forward with their own separate pipeline.

What I wonder, is how she and her husband, a VP for BP Oil deal with this issue? I have the same interest in the Governor of California (Arnold Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his wife, Maria Shriver (who is part of the Kennedy clan). I guess love conquers all?

9 comments:

James said...

Realistically, only one pipeline will be built; whatever form that will take, there will assuredly be much political and regulatory wrangling to come.

James said...

In her speech at the Republican National Convention, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin touted her role in moving forward a plan for a natural-gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope to the Lower 48.

Whiny Adult said...

I liked in her Katie Couric interview that she couldn't name a specific newspaper or magazine that she read to keep up with the news.

Maç özetleri said...

Super.! İs very good post..

Rika Susan said...

I am in South Africa. We are following the elections in the USA closely. The process differs so much from ours, that it is quite fascinating. It is difficult to believe that all this activity can be kept up month after month. The debates are especially interesting. You must know your stuff! Sounds like Sarah Palin has a ways to go...

KentuckyGal said...

I just hope people see things like your blog entry that go behind the smoke and mirrors thrown up by "our" politicians. Is sleight-of-hand a requirement to run for office, or is that something you learn once you get there?

beverlyrealtor said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't stop blogging about Sarah Palin and the presidential election. It's a bit of an obsession. I'd like to stop, but it's like rubbing my tongue against a small tooth cavity. I'll be happy when the election is over (I hope) and I can start blogging more often about other topics.
www.missinformationnews.blogspot.com

John said...

It's shocking that she got a passport just last year, and from the interviews and debate, shows little knowledge of the law and the world.

Vegaskid said...

katie couric is ugly if you ask me.

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