Theodore's World: Alaska Gov. To Sen. Reid: Start Drilling in ANWR!

« Fallujah Security Strengthen in Numbers | Main | China And India To Drill For Cuban Oil Off Florida Keys in Gulf »

June 25, 2008

Alaska Gov. To Sen. Reid: Start Drilling in ANWR!

Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska responding to Democrats drilling in ANWR

She wants drilling in ANWR.
Pro Gun,,,, NRA Member.
Filed suit against the Federal Government over the Polar Bear Issue.
Has a Spine!
Her name was mentioned on McCain's long list for VP.

Alaska Gov. to Sen. Reid: Start Drilling in ANWR!

In a letter to Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other key leaders, Alaska Republican Gov. Sarah Palin urges Congress to allow drilling for oil on the Outer Continental Shelf and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northern Alaska, an area she calls "the most promising unexplored petroleum province in North America."

"What will it take for Congress to enact comprehensive energy policy?" Palin asks in the letter, dated yesterday. "In my opinion, the debate about energy policy is no longer theoretical and abstract. Our failure to enact an energy policy is having real consequences for every American in their daily lives and has begun to affect America's place in the world."

Palin, whose name appears on lists of potential vice-presidential candidates, concludes with a bold challenge:

"I don't think it's overly dramatic to say that his nation's future and the quality of life for every American are dependent on the decision you make or don't make in the next few months."

Last week, Reid called Sen. John McCain's call for offshore drilling "nothing more than a cynical campaign ploy that will do nothing to lower energy prices and represents another big giveaway to oil companies already making billions in profits."

Palin says in her letter she does not guarantee a price drop with drilling in ANWR but argues increasing domestic oil supply would "help reduce price volatility" and "send a strong message to oil speculators."
"Yet, there is an even more important point," Palin writes, contending America must take measures to decrease dependence on foreign oil, since "U.S. petrodollars are financing activities that are harmful to America and to our economic and military interests around the world."

Environmentalists and Democrats in Congress long have argued against increased drilling in the U.S., favoring instead conservation and alternative fuels. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama's website promises $150 billion in increased spending to develop new fuels and renewable energy sources.

Palin's letter argues against looking only to those approaches, pointing out a need for domestic oil production to supply the economy's many products made from petroleum, not just gasoline.
"The soaring prices of chemicals, plastics, fertilizer and other products – and the loss of jobs – graphically illustrate this point," the letter states. "We must recognize that is will be many years, if ever, before we discover alternatives to the petroleum-based products that every American uses in our daily lives."

Palin addresses the concerns of environmentalists about drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR.

Oil exploration and development "can be conducted in a safe manner," she writes, pointing out the footprint of oil development facilities in ANWR would take up "less than 2,000 acres" of a refuge roughly the size of South Carolina.

And this is excellent as well!! .........Transcript from one of Rush's show's

PALIN: I want to make sure that we're not just talking about the need to develop, to ramp up development, offshore and in ANWR, but we're asking them now, "What's your plan? If not domestic supplies being tapped into with offshore and with ANWR, then, Congress, what is your plan?"

RUSH: Amen! Here is a female Republican who is willing to gut it up. She sent Dingy Harry a letter. She challenged the Democrats to drill in ANWR. "What's your plan?" If we're not going to drill offshore and we're not going to drill in ANWR, what is your plan for more energy? And here was Obama in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was at a campaign event. Here's Obama pretty much responding to Sarah Palin, whether he knew it or not.

He immitates OBAMA: We're not going to bring down gas prices easily, quickly. The only way to do it is to reduce demand, uh, over the long term in a serious way. And so, you know, I -- I -- I -- when John McCain says, well, we're going to drill our way out of the problem, or we're going to give tax cut, uh, uh, hol -- or suspend the gas tax for 60 days which would save you 30 cents a day for 90 days for a grand total of $28, you know, then I say, you know, that's a gimmick. You're not being serious.

RUSH: I just can't take this man seriously, folks. I'm sorry. I listen I want to know to him and I want to laugh. Here's a guy who thinks you're paying too much for everything except gasoline. You're paying too much for health care. You're paying too much for tuition. You're paying too much for education. You're paying too much for this, too much for that. But not gasoline. Whatever amount that the gallon of gasoline might be reduced, it's insignificant. It's a gimmick. It's a trick. Yet these are the people supposedly concerned with the dire economic consequences brought on by the Republicans. We're not going to bring down gas prices easily, quickly? We're not? We're not even going to try? The only way to do it is to reduce demand over the long term?

No, it's not. You can conservative out the wazoo, senator, and you're not going to produce any more. This is pathetic. We cannot afford this guy -- I mean financially. Forget all the other ways. We just can't afford him. The average American could not afford to pay for a Barack Obama presidency. It's just no more complicated than that. Now another one of the wizards of smart. Thomas Friedman, New York Times, was on Scarborough's show today, the cohost Willie Geist interviewed Friedman, said, "What's the direction? I mean, we've heard so much about offshore drilling, all these short-term solution, where should we be headed as a country, [wizard of smart]? What's the bottom line on all of this?"

FRIEDMAN: It's a policy that first of all starts with incentives for what I call radical "innovation," that's gonna give us abundant, cheap, clean, reliable electrons. For that you need really the market signals -- gasoline tax, carbon tax -- that will stimulate a hundred thousand-man patent projects in a hundred thousand garages. Second thing you need is dramatic improvements in energy efficiency. That's standards for refrigerators and lightbulbs and mileage standards so we don't need so many electrons. And third, you're going to need conservation. How about going back to driving 55 miles an hour? You can save millions of gallons just there.

RUSH: Well, that's it. The wizard of smart, Thomas Friedman, wants to roll back our advancement, roll back our lifestyle and give us abundant, cheap, clean, reliable electrons. Yeah. For those of you... "You really need the market signals, gas tax, carbon tax, that will stimulate a hundred thousand man patent per check. He projects in a hundred thousand garages." You know, it's not electrons. It's not electrons that we need to be working on. It's neutrinos. If we could isolate and find neutrinos, put 'em in the accelerator, and find a way to harness their interaction with protons and neutrons, the neutrino could unlock every secret we have. Do you hear any research on neutrinos? The only using neutrinos are people that are trying to manufacture plutonium, on their own.

You've gotta do it deep underground. But neutrinos? He's talking about electrons. Electrons are old hat. That's like trying to mess around with the atom. We already figured that out. Neutrinos! Neutrinos are the future. But besides all that, this is lame. This is lame lunacy. Roll it back to 55? All these people on the left want you to sacrifice your family's future, your growth opportunity, prosperity, and opportunity. We are a nation in a constant state of decline, as they look at it. By the way, you think these people are going to follow suit on any of this? You think they are? I mean, if we go 55, Friedman might have to drive 55, but other than that, do you think they're going to go sacrificing like they want you to? Heh-heh-heh. No way.

Wild Thing's comment........

You Go Sarah!!!!! GOOD!

"Last week, Reid called Sen. John McCain's call for offshore drilling "nothing more than a cynical campaign ploy that will do nothing to lower energy prices and represents another big giveaway to oil companies already making billions in profits."

Giveaway to the oil companies or lower prices to the proletariet?? He just admitted that oil costs would come down with drilling.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 25, 2008 03:47 AM


The girl has balls! I'd love to see the dummycraps take up her offer, but they won't.
They just love to give up--it's so much easier and cheaper.
You go, Sarah! You are an inspiration to all of us. I would love to see my girls grow up to be more like you than Nazi Peeloser or Hitlery Cliton or Bitchelle Obamanation.

Posted by: Lynn at June 25, 2008 04:40 AM

I like her. I think her and Governor Jindal of Louisiana would make a good team for 2012.

Posted by: BobF at June 25, 2008 07:23 AM

Governor Palin is my type of Conservative. Her realistic, common sense approach to things is very like Ronald Reagan's successes were.

She would make an ideal Vice Presidential candidate. However, I doubt that McCain would dare pick a running mate that would overshadow him from the getgo.

I am with Bob on the team of Palin and Jindal. Throw John Bolton in that mix and I would be very optimistic for America again.

Posted by: TomR at June 25, 2008 09:26 AM

Typical she's on McCains long list, she is too conservative for the likes of 'Captain Queeg'. I can't wait for her to pay her dues and run for the White House. That would be great.

A really novel politician, she has a brain, good looks, and a spine that is a winner.

Posted by: Mark at June 25, 2008 12:12 PM

Sarah Palin is an excellent spokeswoman for conservative values and solutions. The RNC would be wise to include her as their convention keynote speaker. Gov. Palin needs more experience to run for VP, or President for that matter, and 2012 looks like the right time.

For now, the RNC and conservative organizations should sponsor Gov. Palin and people like John Bolton to tell it like it is. They should hold the Dems feet to the fire of their obstructionism and worshipping of golden calf promises at the alter of false gods like Barack Obama, Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid.

Posted by: Les at June 25, 2008 03:40 PM

Lynn, yes if they would just do that my gosh things would really start to happen fast.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 25, 2008 05:42 PM

BobF yes the two of them would be excellent together.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 25, 2008 05:44 PM

Tom yesss oh I would love Bolton in the mix. WOW Awesome!!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 25, 2008 05:45 PM

Mark, yes his long list...sigh. The more these like Palin and Mark Pence I think is how his name is spelled. These coming up in the ranks mean there is still a chance out there. Not for now but later, I pray so anyway.

Palin is wonderful I am sl glad she is speaking out.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 25, 2008 05:49 PM

Les, that would be great if she could speak at the convention.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 25, 2008 05:53 PM

SF 'women' have balls too Lynn? DC aristocrats have free cars and free gas cards and COLA (Cost of Living Allowance raises annually), and ride the METRO from northeastern cities to DC: District of Commies? WE THE PEOPLE are in an economical WAR now and only a few of US get it RIGHT!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at June 26, 2008 12:19 AM