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Wednesday
Mar162011

Sarah Palin Rips Obama on Drilling: "2012 Can't Come Soon Enough"

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin says 2012 "can't come soon enough."

According to her latest post on Facebook, 2012 is so essential because it will end what she calls President Obama's "war on domestic oil and gas exploration and production."

Labeling President Obama as the "$4-per-gallon president," she asserts, "The evidence of the president's anti-drilling mentality and his culpability in the high gas prices hurting Americans is there for all to see."

She criticizes the drilling moratorium following the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the proposed elimination of tax incentives for certain types of exploration, and what she calls Obama's "anti-drilling regulatory policies."

She disputes the notion that rising prices are related to the unrest in the Middle East, saying rather, "the White House stood idly by watching the prices go up and allowing America to remain increasingly dependent on imports from foreign regimes in dangerously unstable parts of the world."

Palin continues, "the vast undeveloped reserves that could help to keep prices at the pump affordable remain locked up because of President Obama’s deliberate unwillingness to drill here and drill now."

Palin makes no mention of nuclear energy, which is much in the news following the disaster in Japan.  But she continues a refrain that she has used in recent interviews, claiming that the president is actively working to "weaken" the country.

She writes, "Energy is the building block of our economy.  The president is purposely weakening that building block and weakening our country."

She concludes with the phrase, "2012 can’t come soon enough."

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