Couldn’t Be More Excited

So glad it’s not Romney.  Double down on change, baby. 

 

In her own words…(from John Cornyn’s site where she guest blogged).

On Energy & ANWR

by Gov. Sarah Palin

 

What will it take for Congress to enact comprehensive energy policy that includes increased domestic production of oil and gas, renewable and alternative energy, and conservation? It seems to us outside of the Capital Beltway that virtually every effort to accomplish this is met with criticism and failure.

In my opinion, the debate about energy policy is no longer theoretical or abstract. Our failure to enact an energy policy is having real consequences for every American in their daily lives and has begun to affect America’s place in the world. Alaska is ready, willing, and able to assist the nation in addressing our acute and expanding energy needs. Like many other states, we would like the opportunity to help.

Congressional approval of responsible petroleum development in the coastal plain of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) – the most promising unexplored petroleum province in North America – would be of incalculable benefit to my state and our nation.

In the last few weeks, proposals have been tabled to permit oil exploration and development in the 80 percent of the federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)which is off-limits to such activity. I strongly support OCS development in Alaska and elsewhere as a necessary component of a sound energy strategy. However, it makes no sense to consider the OCS and to ignore the possibility of exploration and development in highly perspective upland areas,including ANWR.

As this is written, the Alaska Legislature is considering proposals to commercialize and transport the vast quantities of clean-burning natural gas that are located on the North Slope.

Already, 32 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves have been identified, and many trillions of additional cubic feet are thought to exist on the North Slope and in off shore areas of Alaska.

This gas is important to consumers in the lower 48 states, as prices rise and we are increasingly concerned about the carbon footprint resulting from energy utilization.

If we don’t move now to enact an energy policy that includes more oil and gas production from domestic sources, including ANWR and the federal OCS, we may look back someday and realize that we failed to perceive a critical crossroad in the history of this nation. I don’t think it’s overly dramatic to say that our country’s future and the quality of life for every American depends on the decisions that are made or not made in the next few months.

 

Sounds good, no?  I heart her.  Heart.  

Oh, and her comments about her son Trig who was born with Downs in April of this year?

 “I’m looking at him right now, and I see perfection. Yeah, he has an extra chromosome. I keep thinking, in our world, what is normal and what is perfect?”

Love it.  Love. 

Now my soul won’t shrivel up when I vote for McCain.  At least I’ll be voting for Palin too. 

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    • jenn
    • August 29th, 2008

    so glad i’m not working today… that i was around when this all went down on the tv. what an exciting day it has been! not surprised to see your immediate response! =)

    • Tawnya
    • August 29th, 2008

    TOTALLY WITH YOU! We’re pretty excited here in the Smith household too….just can’t talk enough about it. It’s days like these I think I could sit in front of Fox News all day just to hear them hash and re-hash information over and over. Sam’s been listening to lots of Hannity and Rush lately too. Sam said Rush was “beside himself” in excitement this morning. Could it be a more perfect pick?!

    • Ronke
    • August 30th, 2008

    Double down on change indeed. This is exciting! No matter what happens on Nov 4th for the first time in this nation’s history, both the #1 spot and the # 2 spot will not be held by white men. We are living in historic times, and the face of politics is changing. I love it! Can’t wait for the debates!

    • Zan
    • August 30th, 2008

    Not sure what I think about Polin yet. Had never heard of her until yesterday. But, I agree…either way, this election will go down in the history books.

    One thing I know for sure is that I MISS YOU GUYS!!! The Mosburgs were over for dinner last night & it made me think of you guys often, wishing you were right here with us!

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