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Kudlow And Palin

I see, by way of McQ [1], a set of trascripts on National Review  from Larry Kudlow, of interviews with Sarah Palin, Here [2] and here [3] I’ll include a few excepts, here.

Kudlow: Here’s the bad news. The Congress is going to take their summer recess without a vote — not even a vote — on rolling back the moratorium on drilling onshore and offshore. Not even a vote. Nothing on ANWR. Nothing on shale. Nothing on the Outer Continental Shelf. What’s your reaction to this?

Palin: Well with all due respect to Congress, it’s pretty pathetic, that action they’ve taken. I appreciate the President’s call to lift the moratorium. I appreciate the President’s call to drill in ANWR, to do all those things for American production opportunities. Very, very disappointed in Congress though.

Kudlow: You know we talked about a month ago, or last time you were on the program, you told me you were going to persuade Senator McCain to drill in ANWR. Now actually, McCain’s come a long way on drilling Outer Continental Shelf. Have you yet talked him into ANWR?

Palin: I have not talked him into ANWR yet. But yeah, aren’t you appreciative though that his mind has evolved into being open enough to say yes to that offshore? Obama certainly hasn’t gone there. So, you know, for me it’s all the more reason to support the Republican ticket heading into the next era in American economy here. We certainly need this. We need it for American security, for energy independence. All those things we talked about last time. I think we need McCain in that White House despite, still, the close-mindedness on ANWR. I think he’s going to get there though.

That’s one reason I was excited by Palin being chosen in the first place. That he chose her for the task of VP, knowing she’s been pushing for ANWR all along, suggests to me he’s already pretty much made up his mind to go with drilling in ANWR.

Kudlow: All right, well we need you to persuade him. Now you’re fighting a battle in the state. You want to get a new natural gas pipeline, as I understand it. You’ve got to get it through your state legislature. You’re going to run that up from the North Slope down through Canada and eventually to the lower forty-eight. What’s the state of play on that? Are you winning or losing on your new gas pipeline?

Palin: We’re winning and I’m glad that you asked that question. It’s so timely because it could be today that our lawmakers vote yay or nay on the TransCanada pipeline, natural gas pipeline being built 1,700 miles. This is North America’s largest, most expensive, private sector infrastructure project in our history. It’s $30 to $40 billion dollars to deal with the energy crisis—get this safe, stable, clean domestic supply of energy and natural gas flowing from our rich reserves up in Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope of Alaska, into the hungry markets in the Midwest especially.

I note, as I did in last night’s Ramble, that she signed the bill on the 28th.

Kudlow: Governor Palin, people want to know why you did fire your police commissioner, or public safety commissioner Monegan. And is it because he stopped you from getting rid of your brother-in-law or what? People want to know if this is an ethical lapse on your part.

Palin: I’m glad that you’re asking, because I never tried to fire a former brother-in-law who’s been divorced from my sister for quite some time. No, it was the commissioner, that we were seeking more results, more action, to fill vacant trooper positions to deal with bootlegging and alcohol abuse problems in our rural villages especially. We just needed some new direction, a lot of new energy in that position. That is why the replacement took place there of the commissioner of public safety. It had nothing to do with an estranged former brother-in-law, a divorce that had happened some years ago.

Now, of course, you KNOW that’s not going to satisfy some folks. You know, the people who forgot about troopergate, travelgate and so on. They’re going to do their best to stir this pot. They will fail. There is, based on what I’m reading, no ‘there’ there.

The amount of hate dripping off the left-side sites is formidable. The appointment of Palin has the Democrats leaping about n all directions at once.  McQ, again, points out [4]:

How soon we forget. Bill Clinton a few nights ago: [5]

He recalled that 16 years ago “Republicans said I was too young and too inexperienced to be commander in chief. Sound familiar? It didn’t work in 1992 and it will not work in 2008.”

Really? Well it doesn’t mean that Democrats won’t try:

Rep. Diana DeGette, today: [6]

“The selection of Governor Palin is an insult to women. She has obviously been chosen to appeal to female voters, but she lacks both the experience and policy positions to serve as Vice-President of the United States.”

“The announcement of Governor Palin’s selection on John McCain’s 72nd Birthday highlights the fact t hat the Vice-President must be qualified to step into the Presidency from Day One. Sarah Palin is a 2-year governor with zero foreign policy experience whose former position was mayor of a town of 9,000.”

Rahm Emanuel [7]:

“After trying to make experience the issue of this campaign, John McCain celebrated his 72nd birthday by appointing a former small town mayor and brand new Governor as his Vice Presidential nominee. Is this really who the Republican Party wants to be one heartbeat away from the Presidency? Given Sarah Palin’s lack of experience on every front and on nearly every issue, this Vice Presidential pick doesn’t show judgment: it shows political panic.”

Well, just an observation; It seems to me that my bringing in Palin, who has more executive experience than Obam and Biden combined, a woman who has actually run a state, whereas all Obama and Biden have in their history is running their mouths, what we have here is a full-on panic situation for the Democrats.  Anything they complain about with this candidate, frankly, brings up the utter lack of experience both ends of the Democrat ticket bring to the table.