Friday, August 29, 2008

Palin and oil and drilling - oh my!

Have you thought about the issue of oil and drilling in ANWR in conjunction with the selection of Gov. Sarah Palin as Sen. John McCain's running mate?

I think her positions on oil and drilling are a big component of the decision to select her - and I think she's got a good reputation and position on the issue.

We'll see how the campaign goes, but it will be hard to challenge her position on drilling when she's the governor of the impacted state - and a governor with one of the highest approval ratings in the country.

Let the games begin!

5 comments:

Hooda Thunkit said...

Maggie,

Yup and yup!

That's one of the reasons that I liked her ;-)

GaryLewis said...

It will be interesting to see if McCain changes his position on drilling in ANWR. It will be interesting to see how Palin reacts if he doesn't. My guess is she educated him on the subject.

Great VP pick.

The A-Hole Lawyer said...

Palin brings several things to the table Democrats fear.

She has worked, lived, and governed (at the municiple and state level) in a state that:

1) Has no income tax.
2) Leads our country in energy development (safely).
3) Has a strong military presence in a strategically key state.
4) Has a privacy act in its Constitution making Govt. abuses such as eminent domain, smoking bans, and other intrusions harder.

She is able to debate ANWR with facts and personal experience in the region not just by claiming baby seals will be killed, and showing pictures of mountain ranges not found in ANWR. She is a sucessful, independant, strong, attractive WOMAN who is not a Gloria Stienem liberal. She is not entrenched in Washington, owes no favors, and has no reason to cow-tow to special insterest groups.

Because she is a surprise pick - to herself as well - she has not orchestrated her life for a run to the white house. Given that McCain is likey a one term President, she may likewise only wish to be a one term VP who will tell the special interests to buz off, she doesn’t need them.

OR - and here is the real scary part for Democrats and liberals - she will be a successfull VP under McCain and will become the HISTORIC first female President. Once again Republicans will be on the right side of history (as with the voting rights act and civil rights act) and show AGAIN that despite the rhetoric of the left, conservatives believe in success on merit not gender, race, creed, color or sexual orientation.

DeeDee Liedel said...

"OR - and here is the real scary part for Democrats and liberals - she will be a successfull VP under McCain and will become the HISTORIC first female President."

Could this be the prelude to a woman (R) v. woman (D) presidential race in 2012? What an interesting idea - giving those R-leaning feminist an alternative to Hillary. I like it.

Tim Higgins said...

Maggie,

I am afraid however, that the fact that her husband working for an oil company will be used to discredit that opinion.

"How can you trust someone on the subject of drilling whose family is dependent upon it for their livelihood?"

Such a statement would be untrue, but a typical bone to toss to the media.

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