I guess it wasn’t enough that Palin cleaned Biden’s clock at the Vice Presidential debates [really can anyone remember anything Biden said at that debate?] he has decided to come back more.
Today Biden took at swing a Sarah Palin and has drawn back a nub.
Here is what Biden had to say [from The Note]:
"Sarah Palin thinks the answer to energy is ‘Drill, baby, drill,' " Biden said at a rally this afternoon. Then he leaned in to the microphone: "It's a lot more complicated, Sarah."
Biden called on Democrats to "join us in teaching a lesson" to a Republican Party he said is promoting "absolutism" and "cannot tolerate any dissent."
Within moments Palin had her response to Joe up on her Facebook Page [emphasis added mine]:
Response to Vice President Biden's Comments Today About My Position On Energy Independence
Today at 10:12am
As the vice president knows, I have always advocated an all-of-the-above approach to American energy independence. Among other things, my alternative energy goal for Alaska sits at 50 percent because Alaska reached more than 20 percent during my term in office. The Obama-Biden administration, on the other hand, recently announced a renewable goal of only 25 percent. However, domestic drilling should remain a top priority in order to meet America’s consumption and security needs.
The vice president’s extreme opposition to domestic energy development goes all the way back to 1973 when he opposed the Alaska pipeline bill. As Ann Coulter pointed out, “Biden cast one of only five votes against the pipeline that has produced more than 15 billion barrels of oil, supplied nearly 20 percent of this nation’s oil, created tens of thousands of jobs, added hundreds of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy and reduced money transfers to the nation’s enemies by about the same amount.”
This nonsensical opposition to American domestic energy development continues to this day. Apparently the Obama-Biden administration only approves of offshore drilling in Brazil, where it will provide security and jobs for Brazilians. This election is about American security and American jobs.
There’s one way to tell Vice President Biden that we’re tired of folks in Washington distorting our message and hampering our nation’s progress: Hoffman, Baby, Hoffman!
- Sarah Palin
Two things to note here, first Sarah Palin calls out the complete hypocrisy of the Obama/Biden team on drilling. While supporting foreign efforts of domestic drilling, they shun domestic drilling here at home. Second, Palin is spot on regarding the significance of a Hoffman victory. Remember she was the first big name to endorse Hoffman and had Dede Scozzafava’s liberal leanings pegged. Palin knows that if a strong conservative can win in a blue state like NY, Blue Dogs will feel the pressure in DC.
By the way, Conservatives 4 Palin is reporting that Biden’s event drew a mere 250 people. Pretty lame attendance for a Vice President visiting a small town. It speaks volumes on how unpopular Biden and Obama have become.
Via: The Note