Just in case you were wondering if Sarah Palin could sink any lower than being forced to go hang out at the mall next to the Republican convention instead of being at the convention, there’s this. In one of the most obvious, we just have to justify paying this person moves in cable news history, Fox News paired up Sarah Palin and Eric Bolling to host an informerical for the oil industry called Paying At the Pump.
There really is no need for a recap of Palin’s remarks during the special, because she said the exact same things that she has been saying for almost four years now. Blame Obama, bitter attack on Obama, drill baby drill, energy independence, rinse wash, and repeat.
What made this informercial stand out was that Fox didn’t even try to pretend that this was a news special. The network got Glenn Beck’s studio audience stuff out of mothballs, loaded up their panel of experts with people from Big Oil, had Palin and Bolling say lots of nasty things about President Obama, then threw in some drill baby drill, and closed with Eric Bolling claiming that our energy problems would be solved if energy speculators would be allowed to trade more on margin.
The real kicker is that while she was governor of Alaska, Socialist Sarah Palin signed a major tax increase on the oil industry and then redistributed the wealth back to every Alaskan. Fast forward a few years, and here is Palin today surrounded by shills for Big Oil trying to sell the Friday Night Fox News shut ins on the myth that there is millions and millions of barrels of oil waiting to solve our energy woes if only that mean old Barack Obama would let us get at it.
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