Palin, the alleged energy expert

September 14, 2008 | By | 3 Replies More

According to John McCain, Sara Palin “knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America.”

Here’s Tom Tomorrow’s response:

Really? Sarah Palin knows more about energy than, say, anyone in the Department of Energy, thousands of Ph.Ds in academia, or the CEOs of dozens of oil and gas companies?

I agree with Tomorrow, based on the depressing literature from the oil industry itself.

Considering my somewhat informed understanding America’s energy woes combined with Palin’s simplistic claims that we can lick the energy problem without a serious focus on conservation, I’d have to ring up McCain’s claim regarding Palin’s status as “energy expert” as yet another lie.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. HUH? says:

    i was at the gym this morning and looked up at the TV which was on Fox "News" (which I question, but that is another story) and they showed Sarah's face with a headline to the effect: UP NEXT, SARAH PALIN ON WALL STREET'S CRISIS.

    I thought it was a Saturday Night Live skit thing.

    We pay a high price for democracy.

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    Did you hear about the latest lie of Palin (to be superseded in less than an hour, based on the prior rate of lies)? She claims that she was NOT reading her speech from the teleprompter in Ohio, that she was winging it. Bullshit, you wacko speech-reader!

  3. Tim Hogan says:

    Sorry, we don't live in a democracy, it's a republic. And our republic is slowly sliding into a fascist corporatist state.

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