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Sarah Palin: We Still Need To Drill, Baby, Drill

Sarah Palin appeared on Fox & Friends and was asked if she's reconsidered her position on offshore drilling after this disaster we've seen in the Gulf

Sarah Palin appeared on Fox & Friends and was asked if she's reconsidered her position on offshore drilling after this disaster we've seen in the Gulf.

Palin: No. We still need to drill, baby drill, and we need to drill safely and ethically. And if we don’t do that here then we will be outsourcing our energy production and developments into countries and foreign waters that do not have the strict standards that we have. The problem here with the Gulf Spill is that we didn’t adhere to those standards and the MMS didn’t regulate aggressively enough and BP told the government some things that now we’re finding out aren’t necessarily true. So there's a lot of blame to go around but certainly the American public can't be blamed for the tragedy in the Gulf and they should not be punished with Cap and Tax either, a tax on energy that now Obama is talking about in kind of a response to the Gulf spill and we shouldn't be punished by outsourcing our energy development and more than we're already outsourcing.

I find it rather ironic to hear her talking about "outsourcing" of our energy development when the company doing that drilling is not an American company. She also says Obama needs to "ramp up" the regulation on the existing rigs but doesn't agree with the moratorium put in place to allow for some time to look into some of them.

Anyway, she goes on to slam Obama for not meeting with BP CEO Tony Hayworth sooner, as though he's going to tell the President anything different than we've been seeing from his ass-covering lawyered up appearances on the television already.

She is then asked about her offer for Obama to "Call Me" if he needed any advice on the oil disaster. You can read more on that from our own Jon Perr, Palin to Obama: Call Me on Oil Disaster and Shannyn Moore, Palin's Phony "Call Me!" Offer who both do a fine job of explaining why Sarah Palin is the last person President Obama needs to be getting any advice from.

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