Friday, September 19, 2008

Palin the Energy Expert

First, this [brilliant] quote from the Hockey Mom:

"Of course, it's a fungible commodity and they don't flag, you know,
the molecules, where it's going and where it's not. But in the sense of
the Congress today, they know that there are very, very hungry domestic
markets that need that oil first. So, I believe that what Congress is
going to do, also, is not to allow the export bans to such a degree
that it's Americans who get stuck holding the bag without the energy
source that is produced here, pumped here. It's got to flow into our
domestic markets first."

And then a not-so-subtle takedown from Hilzoy:

Call me cynical, though: I don't think Sarah Palin had any idea what
she was talking about, any more than I think John McCain had any idea
what he was talking about when he said she "knows more about energy
than probably anyone else in the United States of America". Because if
she does, we're in much deeper trouble than I had imagined.

Seriously, folks. We are one national election away from becoming the Argentina of the late 80s.

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