Sarah Palin Wants You to “Trust The Oil Industry”
Matt | On 04, May 2010
Leave it to Sarah Palin to come through with the right comment at the right time. Yeah right…
Speaking to a Missouri audience, Palin said that despite the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill, she hopes that Americans will “trust the oil industry.” Let’s pump the brakes right here. She wants you to trust them despite the fact that they are ruining the fishing/shrimping industry in Louisiana, blackening every beach on the Gulf coast, and killing the environment one seagull at a time. Let’s not even begin to discuss the loss of 11 human lives in the original April 20 explosion. IS SHE REALLY SERIOUS?!
Of course, Palin’s comment comes right in the heart of one of the country’s largest oil spills ever in the United States. Estimates have put the Gulf of Mexico spill on track to be larger than the Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989. We’re going to hit that record sometime today or this week. Oil is leaking from the underground well into the ocean to the tune of 210,000 gallons per day.
Palin is a big fan of the oil industry and offshore drilling. She’s made the phrase, “Drill, baby, drill..” famous. Now that the industry has shown it can’t keep oil in a sippy cup, she’s gotta really show her support for raping our shores of oil and causing a major environmental disaster.
So yep Sarah, I’m going to trust the oil industry just like I trust the people that run healthcare, credit cards, fast food, government, and financial services. Let me add them to my list right now!
Here’s a graphic from the New Orleans Times-Picayune showing the underwater leak and how officials are trying to fix it. Mind you, the bottom third of the pic is the Earth’s crust that they have to drill through.