Eight minutes on ANWR, taxing “windfalls,” and her VP prospects from last night’s “Kudlow & Company.” Nothing surprising here in light of her recent letter to Reid, but it’s the first chance I’ve had to see her talking politics in an extended segment and so I figured it’s probably yours, too. Is that what an Alaskan accent sounds like? Not quite Canadian, not quite North Dakotan.
Most precious moment: Kudlow and Palin agreeing that the solution to the energy crisis is deregulating oil companies. Good luck with that in this political climate, kids.
Update: Palin as Linda Hamilton:
Departing from prepared remarks, he indirectly criticized Crist’s announcement last week in support of oil drilling off Florida’s coast.
“America is so addicted to oil that it will take years to ween ourselves from it,” Schwarzenegger said. “To look for new ways to feed our addiction is not the answer.”
“Anyone who tells you this would bring down gas prices anytime soon is blowing smoke,” he added.
Update: Via Hotline, congressional “insiders” rate their support for various energy measures on scales of 1 to 10. The ANWR averages: 9.0 for Republicans, 0.9 for Democrats. Offshore drilling numbers are similar in both cases.