Sarah Palin is as delusional as her Fox News compatriot, Glenn Beck. This weekend Ms. Drill Baby, Drill actually claimed that the Obama administration is unlikely to come down hard on BP for its massive oil spill because…wait…wait…wait…“the oil companies … have so supported President Obama in his campaign.” The former ex-quitting Governor of Alaska is clearly out of her mind. It is the Republicans who are in bed with big oil. Was it not former dim-witted Presidents Bush and Bush that were actually in the oil business? Did Palin fail to remember that former Vice President and Face Shooter In Chief, Dick Cheney was the Chairman and CEO of Halliburton, which is the world’s second largest oilfield services corporation, and major culprit in this Gulf disaster?
Indeed, the Wall Street Journal exposed Palin’s lie by reporting, “According to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, Republicans receive far more campaign money from the oil and gas industry than do Democrats. So far in 2010, the oil and gas industries have contributed $12.8 million to all candidates, with 71% of that money going to Republicans. During the 2008 election cycle, 77% of the industry’s $35.6 million in contributions went to Republicans, and in the 2008 presidential contest, Republican candidate Sen. John McCain received more than twice as much money from the oil and gas industries as Obama: McCain collected $2.4 million; Obama, $898,000.”
Perhaps Obama administration Press Secretary Robert Gibbs put it best by responding. “Sarah Palin was involved in that election, but I don’t think, apparently, was paying a whole lot of attention. I’m almost sure that the oil companies don’t consider the Obama administration a huge ally – we proposed a windfall profits tax when they jacked their oil prices up to charge for gasoline.”
It becomes clearer by the day that Sarah Palin the author of 2009′s “Lie of the Year” (death panels) and the truth are not on speaking terms.