Orwell Alert: Sarah Palin Uses Gulf Oil Spill to Shill for More Offshore Drilling

Not that we would expect anything less, but Sarah Palin’s Facebook page is a comedy trove of Orwellian logic. Check it out of if you get the chance. She has the remarkable ability to take a catastrophe and draw the exact opposite conclusion any reasonably functioning human being would make from it.

She recently used charges against Goldman Sachs to argue against regulation for the financial industry — a Facebook post Matt Taibbi thoroughly annihilated.

Now she’s using one of the worst environmental disasters of the 21st century, the BP Gulf oil spill, to shill for more offshore drilling.

Alaskans understand the tragedy of an oil spill, and we’ve taken steps to do all we can to prevent another Exxon tragedy, but we are still pro-development. We still believe in responsible development, which includes drilling to extract energy sources, because we know that there is an inherent link between energy and security, energy and prosperity, and energy and freedom. Production of our own resources means security for America and opportunities for American workers….

All responsible energy development must be accompanied by strict oversight, but even with the strictest oversight in the world, accidents still happen. No human endeavor is ever without risk – whether it’s sending a man to the moon or extracting the necessary resources to fuel our civilization. I repeat the slogan “drill here, drill now” not out of naivete or disregard for the tragic consequences of oil spills – my family and my state and I know firsthand those consequences. How could I still believe in drilling America’s domestic supply of energy after having seen the devastation of the Exxon-Valdez spill? I continue to believe in it because increased domestic oil production will make us a more secure, prosperous, and peaceful nation.

Seriously, if a tsunami wiped out half of Alaska she’d find a way to argue on behalf of giant waves.



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