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Hilzoy on Palin’s energy policy statement

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Well, that resolution didn’t last long, did it? But Hilzoy so clearly demolishes a statement made by Palin (a “world-class expert on energy,” according to McCain) that I have to point it out. Hilzoy begins:

Today, the person who “knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America” let slip some pearls of wisdom:

“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.”

I’m not sure I fully grasp that, though I am relieved to know that they, whoever they are, don’t have to sit around flagging individual molecules all day long. I think, despite her saying that Congress is “not going to allow the export bans”, that she is actually recommending such a ban. At any rate, what she says makes a lot more sense on the assumption that either the ‘not’ or the ‘bans’ was a slip than it does on the assumption that she thought that lifting nonexistent export bans would keep our oil here at home.

It seems pretty clear to me that Sarah Palin has no idea at all what she’s talking about here. But let’s pretend this is a serious statement, and consider it seriously. To whon do we presently export oil? …

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Written by Leisureguy

19 September 2008 at 11:25 am

Posted in Election, GOP

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