Friday, December 17, 2010

Sarah Palin Flunks Once Again In Her Advice on Dealing with BP Disaster


Recall back in May when the BP oil disaster was raging? On May 31, Sarah Palin drew chuckles when she tweeted advice to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal about how to avoid having a "ravished coast."

Palin's moronic tweet read thusly:

"Gov.Jindal:to avoid ravished coast, build the berms.Ask forgiveness later;Feds are slow to act,local leadership&action can do more for coast"

Palin's use of the word "ravished" drew howls of laughter at the time. Indeed, it was so embarrassing that Palin later deleted the tweet from her timeline.

But now, it turns out that her advice (to "build the berms") was wrong as well.

On Thursday, an independent, non-partisan commission appointed by President Obama to investigate the oil spill concluded that "the berm project was a total bust that succeeded in capturing virtually no oil."

Predictably, Jindal blasted the report as "partisan" (which it wasn't). In any case, as a target of Jindal's wrath, the commission is in good company. Note that when the scientific community earlier pointed out "the inefficiency of the berms as a means of containing damage from the enormous spill," Jindal attacked the scientists, as well.

But then, the wingnuts have long had disputes with science on everything from climate change to evolution.


Jack Jodell said...

I keep saying the entire Palin family should take a slow, sinking rowboat out into the Bering Sea. God, for my Christmas present, please rid me forever of this wretched woman!

Manifesto Joe said...

I think the entire Palin family should be brought up on bestiality charges because of how horribly they have "ravished" the wildlife up in Alaska. I hear that the moose have taken to wearing diapers.

Marc McDonald said...

Hi Jack and Joe, thanks for stopping by and for your comments. Here's an interesting prospect: the GOP party elders are reportedly horrified by the prospect of a Palin candidacy in 2012. If Palin does decide to take the plunge and run for president, it's going to be fun to watch the GOP tear itself apart. The Repukes' own "Night of the Long Knives" is coming.

Manifesto Joe said...

I actually think Palin winning the nomination may be Obama's only chance for a second term. Can you imagine those debates? I still don't feel fully confident that the American people wouldn't elect her. But I think she's actually the one and only Republican contender whom Obama could beat as of right now.