Here’s Pathological Palin in Toledo, Ohio this morning, bragging about her awesome pipeline that’s going to save us all.
…there had been talk of building another pipeline to transport cleaner, greener natural gas down to the Lower 48. But that’s all it ever amounted to — talk. And one of the main obstacles was big oil itself — ExxonMobil and other companies. …
They were holding out for more billions of dollars — in public money.
So we introduced the big oil companies and their lobbyists to a concept some of them had forgotten — free-market competition.
"Free-market competition"? Bullshit.
Governor Sarah Palin’s signature accomplishment – a contract to build a 1,715-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48 – emerged from a flawed bidding process that narrowed the field to a company with ties to her administration, an Associated Press investigation shows…
Despite Palin’s boast of a smart and fair bidding process, the investigation found that her team crafted terms that favored only a few independent pipeline companies and ultimately benefited the winner, TransCanada Corp.
Go on, Sarah:
When the last section is laid and its valves are opened, that pipeline will lead America one step farther away from reliance on foreign energy. That pipeline will be a lifeline — freeing us from debt, dependence, and the influence of foreign powers that do not have our interests at heart.
Ponies for everyone! Except Palin’s pipeline is still a pipedream.
There’s no guarantee that the 1,715-mile pipeline will ever be built. Even if it’s not, the company selected to lead the project could still receive up to $500 million in state subsidies.
So not only is this pipeline a pony, it appears that Sarah Palin is a big fat socialist.