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    Posted August 31, 2008 by
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    Sarah Palin Supports Obama's Energy Plan


    Many supporters of John McCain's VP selection, Sarah Palin, will be rather shocked to find that she supports Barack Obama's stance on the energy crisis. In an interview given on Aug. 4th 2008, prior to being selected as McCain's VP, Palin gave a glowing endorsement of Obama's stance of energy. Here is the article.





    +August 4, 2008, Fairbanks, Alaska - Governor Sarah Palin today

    responded to the energy plan put forward by the presumptive Democratic

    nominee for President, Illinois Senator Barack Obama.+


    + “I am pleased to see Senator Obama acknowledge the huge potential

    Alaska’s natural gas reserves represent in terms of clean energy and

    sound jobs,” Governor Palin said. “The steps taken by the Alaska State

    Legislature this past week demonstrate that we are ready, willing and

    able to supply the energy our nation needs.”+


    + In a speech given in Lansing, Michigan, Senator Obama called for

    the completion of the Alaska natural gas pipeline, stating, “Over the

    next five years, we should also lease more of the National Petroleum

    Reserve in Alaska for oil and gas production. And we should also tap

    more of our substantial natural gas reserves and work with the Canadian

    government to finally build the Alaska natural gas pipeline, delivering

    clean natural gas and creating good jobs in the process.”+


    + Governor Palin also acknowledged the Senator’s proposal to offer

    $1,000 rebates to those struggling with the high cost of energy.+


    + “We in Alaska feel that crunch and are taking steps to address it

    right here at home,” Governor Palin said. “This is a tool that must be

    on the table to buy us time until our long-term energy plans can be put

    into place. We have already enjoyed the support of Alaska Senator Ted

    Stevens, and it is gratifying to see Senator Obama get on board.”+




    I'm interested to see how the McCain camp will spin this.




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