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Political Boxing Match: Bobby Gibbs V. Sarah Palin

Michael Sheridan. New York Daily News [1], reports on a political boxing match between Bobby Gibbs and Sarah Palin.   The big punches, at least as reported, for Gibbs:

“My suggestion to Sarah Palin would be to get slightly more informed as to what’s going on in and around oil drilling in this country,” Press Secretary Robert Gibbs [2] said on CBS [3]‘ “Face the Nation.”

“Sarah Palin was involved in [the 2008] election, but I don’t think, apparently, [she] was paying a whole lot of attention,” he told host Bill Schieffer. “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.”

The problem for Mr. Informed Press Secretary is that British Petroleum has never controlled the World price of oil.    World oil prices are influence is large measure by nationally owned oil companies and not investor owned companies like BP.

For her part, Palin punched back:

“Mr. Gibbs, BP gave over $3.5mill to federal candidates over the past 20 years,” she wrote on Sunday via Twitter [4], “with the largest amount going to Obama.”

Give the round to Mrs. Palin.