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Palin: “20% of US energy comes from Alaska”

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John McCain said that, if Palin knows anything, she knows energy. So how much US energy does come from Alaska? 3.5%, not 20%. I think in this case she’s not lying, but rather simply making things up. It’s what people do when they’re ignorant and feel they must appear knowledgeable. More here.

Written by Leisureguy

14 September 2008 at 12:18 pm

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  1. You’re an idiot.

    US Domestic production is roughly 5 million barrels per day. Alaskan production is roughly 1 million barrles per day. Can you not perform basic math….MORON!

    Sarah Palin did not say Alaska provide the USA with 20% of it energy needs. She said Alaska produces 20% of “American” oil

    Cody Griffin

    18 September 2008 at 5:45 am

  2. Here are Palin’s exact words, Cody:

    PALIN: Let me speak specifically about a credential that I do bring to this table, Charlie, and that’s with the energy independence that I’ve been working on for these years as the governor of this state that produces nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic supply of energy, that I worked on as chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, overseeing the oil and gas development in our state to produce more for the United States.

    Since Palin has cast herself as an energy expert—and since she served as chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Commission—I think that when she says “the U.S. domestic supply of energy”, that she means exactly that.

    BTW, Alaska doesn’t produce 20% of US oil, but 13.7% (according to US government figures—see this page). It produces 2.3% of natural gas, and no coal at all.

    I accept in advance your abject apology for calling me an “idiot” and “MORON” when you are so very wrong on the facts. Thanks.

    LeisureGuy

    18 September 2008 at 7:07 am


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