Can Sarah Palin top Rush Limbaugh for most ridiculous BP oil spill statement? Of course.
After reading one of Sarah Palin's latest remarks, my mind has almost gone blank. Perhaps she is actually a Buddhist teacher in disguise and these confusing or nonsensical one-liners she puts out are really Zen kōans geared at bringing more people to enlightenment.
Here is the one that almost brought me to enlightenment (from Palin's Twitter feed): "Extreme Greenies:see now why we push'drill,baby,drill'of known reserves&promising finds in safe onshore places like ANWR? Now do you get it?"
Unfortunately, my logical brain stepped in too quickly (or Sarah Palin isn't actually a Zen teacher).
First of all, who has supported offshore drilling all along (including since the BP oil disaster started) -- Palin and her crew or "extreme greenies"? Palin and her crew.
Secondly, ruining the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for a minimal amount of oil would really be a positive step, wouldn't it? No.
Thirdly, are there no other ways to get energy domestically that would be much safer and cleaner? Yes! There are. But Sarah and friends care more about drilling in ANWR and offshore for oil than promoting solar, wind, or other clean energy.
As Michael Graham Richard over at TreeHugger writes, "There is also a false choice implied here. As if the only choices available to us were to drill offshore or onshore (or both, which is what Palin really wants). Even if drilling was allowed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), it would take years for that oil to start to flow, and it wouldn't make that big a difference on the supply side of things."
Somehow, though, Ms. Palin thinks that environmentalists' secret goal is perhaps to destroy the environment?
"Radical environmentalists: you are damaging the planet with your efforts to lock up safer drilling areas. There’s nothing clean and green about your misguided, nonsensical radicalism, and Americans are on to you as we question your true motives," Palin writes on her Facebook page.
Wow, I think I almost achieved enlightenment again.
It seems that Palin is either teaming up with Rush Limbaugh here or trying to compete with him for most idiotic BP oil spill statement.
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