Pot, meet Kettle; Kettle, this is Pot.
She’s castigating Obama for his “close ties” to the oil industry. You know: About the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? [emphasis added]
The White House responds by questioning her information about oil politics and policy.
By Lisa Mascaro,
Tribune Washington Bureau
May 24, 2010
Reporting from Washington Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice presidential candidate who helped popularize “Drill, baby, drill” as a slogan, suggested Sunday that President Obama’s campaign ties to the oil industry were impeding cleanup of the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs responded that Palin should better inform herself about oil politics and policy.
Speaking on ” Fox News Sunday,” the former Alaska governor said she remained a “big supporter” of oil drilling but believed “these oil companies have got to be held accountable.”
Palin said Sunday that she remained “a strong supporter of domestic energy supplies being extracted,” and she said onshore drilling can be safer than in ocean waters.
“Maybe this is a lesson too for those who oppose safe, domestic supplies being extracted on our shores and on the land,” she said, citing regions in Alaska. “Let us drill there where it is even safer than way offshore.”
Palin has been a longtime advocate of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which environmentalists say should remain protected.
For eighteen years, [Todd Palin] worked for BP in the North Slope oil fields of Alaska. In 2007, in order to avoid a conflict of interest relating to his wife’s position as governor, he took a leave from his job as production supervisor when his employer became involved in natural gas pipeline negotiations with his wife’s administration. Seven months later, because the family needed more income, Todd returned to BP. In order to avoid potential conflict of interest, this time he accepted a non-management position as a production operator. He resigned from his job on September 18, 2009, with the stated reason of spending more time with his family.
Or this, a little further down:
Palin was First Gentleman (or “First Dude,” as he was often nicknamed) for two and a half years. Early on in that role, he encouraged young Alaskans who could not afford college to consider jobs in the oil and gas industry as an effective training ground, and advised the Governor on workforce development issues for the natural gas pipeline she supported
As did the entire national press corps, evidently.
The kid’s facial expression says it all
Shill, baby, shill.