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.