It’s on: Palin vs. Biden on energy

posted at 4:10 pm on November 2, 2009 by Allahpundit

Something spicy from this morning’s sparsely attended rally for Owens in NY-23. In one corner: A widely disliked dimwit who came to national prominence on last year’s ticket. In the other corner: Sarah Palin. Evidently she’s embraced a rapid response strategy to her critics because this makes twice in two days where some charge leveled against her was answered within hours on Facebook:

As the vice president knows, I have always advocated an all-of-the-above approach to American energy independence. Among other things, my alternative energy goal for Alaska sits at 50 percent because Alaska reached more than 20 percent during my term in office. The Obama-Biden administration, on the other hand, recently announced a renewable goal of only 25 percent. However, domestic drilling should remain a top priority in order to meet America’s consumption and security needs.

The vice president’s extreme opposition to domestic energy development goes all the way back to 1973 when he opposed the Alaska pipeline bill. As Ann Coulter pointed out, “Biden cast one of only five votes against the pipeline that has produced more than 15 billion barrels of oil, supplied nearly 20 percent of this nation’s oil, created tens of thousands of jobs, added hundreds of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy and reduced money transfers to the nation’s enemies by about the same amount.”

This nonsensical opposition to American domestic energy development continues to this day. Apparently the Obama-Biden administration only approves of offshore drilling in Brazil, where it will provide security and jobs for Brazilians. This election is about American security and American jobs.

There’s one way to tell Vice President Biden that we’re tired of folks in Washington distorting our message and hampering our nation’s progress: Hoffman, Baby, Hoffman!

Biden, of course, is working off a script by mentioning Palin; as noted on Saturday, Sarahcuda’s playing the same boogeyman role for Democrats these days that Pelosi’s playing for Republicans. That’s one of the reasons why, despite her high-profile backing of Hoffman and her offer to help McDonnell and Christie, you’re not seeing her out on the trail in any of these races. So nervous is McDonnell about being linked to her, in fact, that not only is he not mentioned by name in her new robocall in Virginia but he specifically denied knowing anything about it when asked. Hey, Bob? You’re about to give Deeds an unholy beating. Mellow out. Click the image to watch.

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Joe Biden. A heartbeat away.

bluelightbrigade on November 2, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Yes, Biden sounded “lubricated” in that incoherent speech.

The hyena laughing in the backgound over Joe’s mocking of “Drill, Baby, Drill” sounded as if the thought of a drilling sent a thrill up her alley.

onlineanalyst on November 2, 2009 at 7:49 PM

If Biden was a moose………….what do you think Sarah would do to him?

Cinday Blackburn on November 2, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Bring out the lip stick and show everyone that he ain’t no moose!

chickasaw42 on November 2, 2009 at 7:50 PM

***
I would really like to see SARAH’CUDA meet Joe Biden (aka GAFFEMAN) in a 1 hour fair debate. He would look like a clueless FIELD DRESSED MOOSE tied over the fender of Sarah Palin’s Jeep after the first 15 minutes. The last 45 minutes would be sheer agony for any democRATS or liberals still watching!
***
John Bibb
***

rocketman on November 2, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Is “BIDEN” synonymous with “IDIOT”?

jack herman on November 2, 2009 at 7:59 PM

james23 on November 2, 2009 at 6:42 PM

Ditto!

technopeasant on November 2, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Biden’s no match for Palin.
She schooled him today.

lonestar1 on November 2, 2009 at 8:31 PM

Biden: “I can see a gas station from my house. Those funny-talkin’ Indian people work there.”

29Victor on November 2, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Dear Joe,
Three words and repeat them four times. They are DRILL BABY DRILL!

Herb on November 2, 2009 at 9:00 PM

Shades of Fred Thompson cleaning Michael Moore’s clock after Moore made a crack about Thompson’s cigars. As long as we can get conservative candidates and officeholders, who can use the internet to get inside the Left’s OODA Loop, I think we’ll be okay.

Blacksmith on November 2, 2009 at 9:09 PM

Watching the video, my impression was that Biden started to say that “drill baby drill” would do nothing to reduce our dependence on “foreign oil,” but even he wasn’t that dumb and caught himself at “fo-” and had to muddle through.

Bless his heart.

cs89 on November 2, 2009 at 9:11 PM

This nonsensical opposition to American domestic energy development continues to this day. Apparently the Obama-Biden administration only approves of offshore drilling in Brazil, where it will provide security and jobs for Brazilians. This election is about American security and American jobs.

At least somebody is taking the crazies head on. She is spot on. She gets it.

Go Sarah.

PS: Biden is not worth a comment.

antisocial on November 2, 2009 at 9:11 PM

Sarah is really getting under their skin. A Vice President of the United States attacking a non elected private citizen on the stump.

Well, I do declare that me thinks they are a little worried about the cuda…..

tatersalad on November 2, 2009 at 9:30 PM

Sarah’s response to Joe ought to be something like just because you don’t understand it, JOE, doesn’t mean it’s complicated.

Jackass.

Biden, not Palin.

Bob’s Kid on November 2, 2009 at 4:38 PM

“There are no easy answers’ but there are simple answers.”

___Ronald Reagan

gary4205 on November 2, 2009 at 9:32 PM

Biden got smacked down!

Palin, Baby, PALIN!!!!!!

TN Mom on November 2, 2009 at 9:43 PM

DAMN, but I love that woman.

HAnthonyWayne on November 2, 2009 at 9:46 PM

Am I supposed to not write about stuff that our readership is intensely interested in? I can skip the election coverage tomorrow night if you like.

Allahpundit on November 2, 2009 at 4:19 PM

Nah. It’d be nice though to see a change-of-pace Palin post written by you.
Let’s see if you can write an entire Palin post which does not conjure the image of Rahm whispering in your ear as you type.

Stephen M on November 2, 2009 at 9:48 PM

Joe, you are truly the dumbest vice-president I’ve ever witnessed in my lifetime.

Dude, you’re an idiot.

And if this wasn’t so serious, I’d be ROFLMAO.

Saltysam on November 2, 2009 at 9:50 PM

Please go and learn the facts before making statements like this. The Washington Post and the Democratic Party have been attacking McDonnell since July as a right-wing nutjob. He had among the most conservative voting records in the Virginia legislature. He has been endorsed by every conservative group there is, as well as the NRA.

If the new conservative litmus test becomes whether you have Sarah Palin come and speak for you, we are in trouble.

She is not the be-all and end-all of conservatism!

rockmom on November 2, 2009 at 4:50 PM

At this point in time, uhh, yes she is!

Now I agree, NOT having Sarah speak for you shouldn’t lead to someone getting shot or anything, but if someone doesn’t want Sarah, knowing how strong she is, they need to be examined before endorsed!

NOT having Sarah speak should NOT be a litmus test of whether or not someone is conservative. Whether or not they are sane is another issue!

gary4205 on November 2, 2009 at 10:01 PM

In one corner: A widely disliked dimwit who came to national prominence on last year’s ticket.

Boy, we sure dodged that bullet last year, didn’t we?

In the other corner: Sarah Palin.

Uh-oh….

/sarc

theotherone on November 2, 2009 at 10:23 PM

Sarah is a serious weapon verses the left, but at the same time she doesnt need to be overexposed like someone else we know.

She is fighting a political guerilla war and so far everytime she comes out from the shadows shes scored bullseyes.

God, they must hate her

and thats why I love her.

I also like the fact that she is pretty much carrying her own water so if she does manage to split the gauntlet she will not have a bag of IOUs for anyone but the citizens.

I think she intimidates the Rinos as much as the commies.

She represents, as far as I can see, the only chance of reform in washington DC.

Sonosam on November 3, 2009 at 4:26 AM

As the Laptop of the United States put it, a village in Delaware is missing its idiot. He shouldn’t even think about going up against Sarahcuda especially on energy. Sarah: Can I call you Shmo?

Christian Conservative on November 3, 2009 at 7:54 AM

Biden may be the vice-eunuch, but he is no match for Sarah when it comes to energy. His only experience is in lying and stealing from the American people. That is the only thing he has more experience than she does. This would be hilarious if it wasn’t so nauseating.

volsense on November 3, 2009 at 8:33 AM

The key to everything, politically, at this time in our nations life IS Sarah Palin. The Democrats know it and they’re very, very afraid of her. She’s the key in tearing down their machine, a socialist machine 50 years in the making.
Their power has always been in two areas. One is support from minorities. They’ve played the game of turning the Democrat brand name from the historical facts of slavery all the way through George Wallace, into that of minority supporter, thanks to professional race card players like Jackson & Sharpton. They’re doing it now with the Latinos right now.

The other even bigger power stream is emotional, which plays to their support by women. But that is where Sarah comes in. She is the key in bringing them down. They preach leftist feminism, she’s a conservative with more power than any feminist will know. They preach the “inconvenience” of being married and having a family. Sarah shows them that you can be married, with kids, and still be a powerful woman in politics or in business. The Democrats preach children are a bother, and babies with disabilities should be thrown away like yesterdays trash, Sarah is pro-life and walks the walk. (This is the biggest thing they fear, that pro-life may spread to a younger generation.)Of course, you also have the, “she can be a powerful politician and a bring home the bacon wife, and a hot one too. That rankles more than a few of the typical lesbian look or braided hair under their arm pits lefty feminists too.

Jeff from WI on November 3, 2009 at 8:37 AM

She represents, as far as I can see, the only chance of reform in washington DC.

Sonosam on November 3, 2009 at 4:26 AM

Oh how sweet the sound from the chorus!

tim c on November 3, 2009 at 8:49 AM

It’s a war. The Tea Party movement and the conservative out there being chided by the media are like hidden artillery. The left doesn’t know how many or where it’ll come from when the attack starts. It’s pretty obvious who Our General is going to be.
Democrats, can you yell INCOMING!!

Jeff from WI on November 3, 2009 at 9:11 AM

I like her rapid responses. She’s on point. If she’s not spending a lot of money right now, at least someone is helping her in research/writing area. The posts are fun and informative.

AnninCA on November 3, 2009 at 9:23 AM

The extent of Biden’s energy expertise:
switch on
switch off

Anything more than that and he shuts down. And his reboot time is notoriously long. Hence the “closet” comments. They aren’t just hiding him from the public, it takes time for vacuum tubes to warm up.

TQM38a on November 3, 2009 at 9:26 AM

Drill baby Drill should sound complex enough for Joe…considering.

Nalea on November 3, 2009 at 9:36 AM

The energy policy is complicated because Carter started the department in order to get us off depending on foreign oil and the energy department employes sixteen thousand people and their budget is 2.3 billion dollars. Our oil companies here in the USA are forbidden to drill for oil and we still depend on foreign oil. Do you really think this is a complicated problem?

mixplix on November 3, 2009 at 9:41 AM

The extent of Biden’s energy expertise:
switch on
switch off

TQM38a on November 3, 2009 at 9:26 AM

Ya think so? He seems more of a
clap on
clap off
kind of guy.

lonestar1 on November 3, 2009 at 9:51 AM

“It’s a lot more complicated, Sarah.”

Coming from a guy that stumbles over his own thoughts; That’s funny!

Cybergeezer on November 3, 2009 at 10:07 AM

She’s on point. If she’s not spending a lot of money right now, at least someone is helping her in research/writing area…AnninCA on November 3, 2009 at 9:23 AM

Your proof of that statement?

I daresay she knows about energy and doesn’t need ‘research’, Ann. I also believe she does her own writing as her degree is in journalism. Egads, do you do your own research, or do you just take down the talking points?

Carolina Kat on November 3, 2009 at 10:11 AM

Sarah’s taking on the competition in their own venue; She’s got more chutzpah than most weak-kneed “men” in D.C. today!
If anyone has the fortitude to confront these communists in Washington, and carry on the Reagan-esque conservatism that this country was built on and flourishes under, Sarah is the ONLY one on the radar.
Sarah is displaying more testicular fortitude than any male in Washington today.

Cybergeezer on November 3, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Biden is a condescending old jerk. In 2012 will he try to get his senate seat back or just fade into the sunset?

joedoe on November 3, 2009 at 10:33 AM

“It’s a lot more complicated, Sarah.”

Yes, ‘real america’; things are more complicated than just flags and blue skies and eagles and snappy little slogans.

simplesimon on November 3, 2009 at 10:44 AM

The only caveat I have about overreliance on Facebook is that sets the bar pretty high for f2f interviews.

Hope she’s practicing.

AnninCA on November 3, 2009 at 10:51 AM

The energy policy is complicated because Carter started the department in order to get us off depending on foreign oil and the energy department employes sixteen thousand people and their budget is 2.3 billion dollars. Our oil companies here in the USA are forbidden to drill for oil and we still depend on foreign oil. Do you really think this is a complicated problem?

mixplix on November 3, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Funny how all Democrat solutions lead to more problems, isn’t it? They must all be fans of Rube Goldberg.

hawksruleva on November 3, 2009 at 11:00 AM

Yes, ‘real america’; things are more complicated than just flags and blue skies and eagles and snappy little slogans.

simplesimon on November 3, 2009 at 10:44 AM

Like Hope & Change?

Funny if life is so “complicated” that you chose to be simple.

John the Libertarian on November 3, 2009 at 11:15 AM

Drill baby Drill should sound complex enough for Joe…considering.

Nalea on November 3, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Maybe it just brings back bad memories when he had his hair-plugs drilled into his head?

Norwegian on November 3, 2009 at 12:18 PM

I’ve got lint in my pocket that is brighter than this guy

Ray V. on November 3, 2009 at 12:24 PM

I’m betting the Obama campaign (isn’t that more accurate than calling it the Obama administration?) is gnashing their teeth at this. What better way to undercut their portrayal of Sarah Palin as clueless than for Joe Biden (?!?!) to call her out on the one issue she knows best? Biden might as well be working for the Palin campaign. And since Palin isn’t even campaigning yet, I think we should award Joe Biden the honorary position of First Palin Campaigner.

Joe Biden’s grade card: Exceeds expectations … for the opposite team!

tom on November 3, 2009 at 12:25 PM

The extent of Biden’s energy expertise:
switch on
switch off

TQM38a on November 3, 2009 at 9:26 AM
Ya think so? He seems more of a
clap on
clap off
kind of guy.

lonestar1 on November 3, 2009 at 9:51 AM

I doubt he is capable of putting together any type of rythm in which to operate the “Clapper” or whatever they call it now. It might be too complicated a pattern for his vacuum tube of a brain to handle. ;)

TQM38a on November 3, 2009 at 12:30 PM

“It’s not simple. Like me.”

PaddyJ on November 3, 2009 at 12:32 PM

The vice president’s extreme opposition to domestic energy development

That is a very smart way to put it. In fact, we should be using extreme consistently to refer to the Obama administration’s policies. This works on two levels, the policies are extreme of course, and the mushy middle has an aversion to “extreme” policies, whatever the details might be.

Looking at how quickly she has been improving her political game, Palin will be a very serious candidate in 2012…

18-1 on November 3, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Palin’s family works on north slope oil rigs. They’re ruffnecks. Biden’s experience with oil is putting on the “idiot sticker” in the upper left windshield corner of his car when he pulls into a Jiffy Lube.

Jeff from WI on November 3, 2009 at 2:31 PM

It’s happening. A British judge has ruled that environmentalism has the same legal weight as religion. If you refuse to fly for a job that, well, requires flying, you can sue for unfair dismissal if your refusal to fly is on eco grounds. Stupidity knows no bounds, especially on a socialist continent.

Sharke on November 3, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Yes, ‘real america’; things are more complicated than just flags and blue skies and eagles and snappy little slogans.

simplesimon on November 3, 2009 at 10:44 AM

Yeah, you have to imagine you gotta reverse industrial production to 1990s levels for a growing 21st century population, or the Earth will explode. That takes some effort!

Chris_Balsz on November 3, 2009 at 3:16 PM

t’s happening. A British judge has ruled that environmentalism has the same legal weight as religion. If you refuse to fly for a job that, well, requires flying, you can sue for unfair dismissal if your refusal to fly is on eco grounds. Stupidity knows no bounds, especially on a socialist continent.

Sharke on November 3, 2009 at 3:11 PM

OUTSTANDING. Citable grounds to sue American politicans who push environmentalism.

Chris_Balsz on November 3, 2009 at 3:19 PM

Joe Biden; The extreme example of how high a mentally challenged white man can get in federal civil service.

Cybergeezer on November 3, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Only a completely brain-dead moron would think that it’s any more complicated than “drill, baby, drill”…

….oh, right…we’re talking about Biden. Nevermind.

CatsGodot on November 3, 2009 at 4:00 PM

The extent of Biden’s energy expertise:
switch on
switch off

TQM38a on November 3, 2009 at 9:26 AM
Ya think so? He seems more of a
clap on
clap off
kind of guy.

lonestar1 on November 3, 2009 at 9:51 AM

Biden (looking at the switch): Whats that?

BobMbx on November 3, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Biden is a condescending old jerk. In 2012 will he try to get his senate seat back or just fade into the sunset?

joedoe on November 3, 2009 at 10:33 AM

Fortunately, by the time he becomes a former vice-president, the elections will have been over 2 months. Too late to get on a ballot.

I predict we’ll soon see Uncle Joe doing infomercials for Shamwow and other miracle products.

BobMbx on November 3, 2009 at 4:54 PM

What’s great here is that Biden has the whole of the liberal media carrying his message while Palin is posting on Facebook. And winning.

Please, Mr Supergenius Joe Biden, please give us more condescension so that Palin can clean your clock on the issues.

Tantor on November 4, 2009 at 8:49 AM

Among other things, my alternative energy goal for Alaska sits at 50 percent because Alaska reached more than 20 percent during my term in office.

Uhh, if she has an alternative energy goal for Alaska, maybe she shouldnt have quit as governor.

orange on November 4, 2009 at 11:37 AM

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