Sarah Louise Palin ; Heath; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician, author, speaker, and political news commentator
She is a manufactured image of the media and Tea Party and proponent of political ignorance. She is a Republic and ran for Vice President. She is a drling among Tea Baggers.
Palin was an early and enthusiastic proponent of drilling
in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and essentially
anywhere else the oil industry wanted to go; as Michael Klare
wrote here in 2008, “Her only real nitty gritty
legislative experience is in measures aimed at expanding oil
and gas production, to the virtual exclusion of other
factors, including the environment.”
* She was an aggressive advocate of building a massive $40
billion gas pipeline from Alaska’s North Slope to Canada and
eventually to the Lower 48.
* In 2007, she ok’ed a toxic dumping plan by oil
companies in Alaska’s Cook Inlet.
* She opposed a statewide ballot initiative to restrict new
mining operations that would threaten salmon in the state’s
streams and rivers.
* She opposed a clean water initiative that would have
protected Bristol Bay, for which her daughter is named, from
contamination by a huge mining operation.
* She pushed back against California’s efforts to combat air
* As governor of a state with a rate of birth defects twice
the national average, she did nothing to protect Alaskans
from the toxic byproducts of mining and energy development.
* She sued the Interior Department over its decision to list
the polar bear as a threatened species. The reason they’re
threatened is that global warming is melting glaciers, which
polar bears need in order to hunt seals, their main food
source. Conservatives always hated the Endangered Species
Act, viewing it as an encroachment on private property
rights, and the move to protect polar bears under the Act was
especially disturbing to them because it acknowledged global
warming as a troublesome phenomenon. Palin’s lawsuit provided
the Bush administration the opportunity to declare that the
Act could not be used as a “back door” to make climate change
We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada. And I think now, isn’t that ironic?” –Sarah Palin, admitting that her family used to get treatment in Canada’s single-payer health care system, despite having demonized such government-run programs as socialized medicine that will lead to death-panel-like rationing, “
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