Thursday, September 4, 2008

Palin smokes

Hot momma, check it and see.
Those aren't the right lyrics, but me and my brother Randy used to enrage my brother Gary when we would sing the song that way.

Which brings me to last night's speech by Sarah Palin. Hot. OK, the speech was good, too. But is this lady too hot to be VP? I like a Meg Whitman better. Not as distracting. Yes, that sounds sexist, and it's meant to be. I'm not really serious. Palin looked great. She did a good job on her coming out party. She did the requisite amount of ripping on Barack and Biden. But I didn't like her (empty) message: Country First, forget about the last eight years, remember remember remember 911. Famly values, but gimme a break on my pregnant daughter. Wave your cowboy hats.

And since this is an enviro blog, let's take a look at the two VP contenders. An AP story posted by The Trib tears Palin up. Critics call her "the killa from Wasilla." She's fought against protections for polar bears and beluga whales and doesn't believe in anthropogenic global warming. (Note to Sarah: Earth is not flat, either).
She said last night that America (God Bless 'er, by the way) has plenty of oil. This from a woman who took on Big Oil in Alaska, so give her some credit (and then take it away after you read the next line):

"we Americans need to produce more of our own oil and gas.

And take it from a gal who knows the North Slope of Alaska: we've got lots of both."

So much for alternative energy. Drill, baby drill!

Joe Biden's record on the environment looks better (but what about the terrorists?!) Just kidding. It looks better:

"During his 35 years representing Delaware in the U.S. Senate, Biden has earned a lifetime score of 83 percent from the League of Conservation Voters, only slightly lower than Obama’s lifetime score of 86 percent, but over a much longer term of service. Throughout his Senate career, Biden has voted fairly consistently with environmentalists and along party lines on energy and environmental issues, but the strong positions he has taken on many of those issues show a deep commitment to the environment."

- Green Mullet

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