Yesterday Sarah Palin caused quite a stir on Fox News Sunday when Chris Wallace asked her about the BP oil spill. Palin questioned why the media wasn’t asking if Obama being the top recipient of BP cash has anything to do with his slow response to the spill.
WALLACE: Governor, I want to pick up on the point that you just made, which is that you did, as governor of Alaska, go after oil companies, including B.P. in several cases. How do you think the Obama administration has handled the oil spill so far?
PALIN: Well, I think that there is perhaps a hesitancy to — I don’t really know how to put this, Chris, except to say that the oil companies who have so supported President Obama in his campaign and are supportive of him now — I don’t know why the question isn’t asked by the mainstream media and by others if there’s any connection with the contributions made to President Obama and his administration and the support by the oil companies to the administration.
If there’s any connection there to President Obama taking so doggone long to get in there, to dive in there, and grasp the complexity and the potential tragedy that we are seeing here in the Gulf of Mexico — now, if this was President Bush or if this were a Republican in office who hadn’t received as much support even as President Obama has from B.P. and other oil companies, you know the mainstream media would be all over his case in terms of asking questions why the administration didn’t get in there, didn’t get in there and make sure that the regulatory agencies were doing what they were doing with the oversight to make sure that things like this don’t happen.
Of course, whenever Palin makes a solid knock on the administration they are quick to respond. While on CBS' Face The Nation, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs was asked about Palin’s remarks. He did not hesistate to try to belittle her.
"Sarah Palin was involved in that election, but I don't think, apparently, was paying a whole lot of attention," Gibbs said.
"I'm almost sure that the oil companies don't consider the Obama administration a huge ally. We proposed awindfall profits tax when they jacked their oil prices up to charge for gasoline.
"My suggestion to would be to get slightly more informed as to what's going on in and around oil drilling in this country."
Palin was not about to let Gibbs get the best of her. Just like when Obama tried to belittle her, Palin fired back harder, this time on Twitter
Mr. Gibbs, BP gave over $3.5mill to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest amount going to Obamahttp://u.nu/5vpia
Mr. Gibbs, Obama is the top recipient of BP PAC & individual money over the past 20 years. http://u.nu/5vpia Dispute these facts.
I am sure
Doughboy Gibbs will have some slippery answer as to why we should not question BP’s contributions to Obama. I am also sure the media will have some lame reason why they won't look any further.
Below is the full clip of Palin’s appearance on Fox News Sunday. Palin’s Rand Paul remarks are making a buzz too.
Via: Fox News Sunday
Via: Agence France Presse