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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 08:36 PM
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Sarah Palin e-mails shows hostility toward Big Oil as Republican governor of Alaska
Source: The Washington Post

Sarah Palin for the most part hews closely these days to the Republican Partys political orthodoxy. She says she hates President Obamas health-care legislation; favors a smaller, less-costly government; stridently opposes abortion; and believes in American exceptionalism.

But on one issue in particular the partys long-standing ties to large oil and gas companies that have helped underwrite its attempts to seize and hold power in Washington the Palin that emerges from e-mails during her Alaska governorship is a definite renegade.

Scornful, dismissive, avoiding and demeaning these were her persistent attitudes in private as well as public dealings in 2007 and 2008 with oil giants ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and BP, which produce most of Alaskas energy and thus accounted for around four-fifths of its tax revenues.

While a book she published last year still displays her animus for Big Oil and proudly recounts her decision not to pal around with its lobbyists, these criticisms feature less frequently in her rhetoric now. And on the national political stage, shes been supportive of the industrys aspirations to expand deep-ocean drilling, famously telling a crowd of Florida supporters before the 2008 election, Drill, baby, drill.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sarah-palin-e-ma...
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 08:47 PM
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1. She wants small, mom-and-pop oil companies to drill, baby drill? n/t
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mrcheerful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 09:49 PM
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2. Well yeah, to get oil companies to pay big bucks you have to play hard ball
with them to extort the cash flow wanted. Why because thats the way griftings played.
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Anakin Skywalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 09:56 PM
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3. Over here, it says she wants to suck Tony Hayward's oil pipe!
Edited on Sun Jun-12-11 10:16 PM by Anakin Skywalker
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

So which one is it? So she both hates and loves Big Oil depending on when it's convenient for her?
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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 10:49 PM
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4. Sarah hearts bp.
That's where Todd used to work.

Maybe she only hates ExxonMobil, Conoco Phillips, and Chevron.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-11 12:37 AM
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Hoopla Phil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-11 12:41 AM
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6. I guess it's possible to like the concept, but be pissed at those that
execute the idea.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-11 09:12 AM
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7. In other words, she wasn't getting a big enough cut.
remember, she is a grifter after all.
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ItNerd4life Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-11 01:31 PM
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8. She was the darling of Democrats while she was doing this. nt
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