Palin to Obama:Stop Passing the Buck

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    Gotta give her and her writer credit - this was one of her most substantial and hard-hitting opinion/responses yet...

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    Now that the American people are calling him out on his lack of engagement with this disaster, the buck-passing is in full swing – and, unbelievably, his administration is still looking to blame his predecessor. Amazingly, even those of us who support energy independence for America are the brunt of some buck-passing.

    He suggested today that a “culture of corruption” at the U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) was solely the previous administration’s responsibility and that the failure of the inspection system was a failure of that administration. That is false. The MMS has been his responsibility since January 20, 2009.

    The MMS director who resigned today, Elizabeth Birnbaum, was appointed by his administration. And the most recent inspection of the oil rig took place a mere 10 days before the explosion – also very much on his watch, not President Bush’s.

    ...And it’s time for the administration to stop passing the buck and get control of the disaster in the Gulf. There’s a reason why Harry Truman had that famous sign on his desk. The “buck stops” with the occupant of the Oval Office. When the American people elected President Obama they gave him responsibility to handle this disaster. He promised to “heal the earth, and watch the waters recede...” or something far-fetched like that. It was unbelievable then, it’s impossible now, but what I believe he meant was that he promised to be held accountable. With all due respect, Mr. President, you have a huge job in front of you. We hope you’re learning. Please learn that we must have domestic energy development, you must stop looking backward and blaming Bush, and we must all work together to “plug the d#*! hole.”


    - Sarah Palin

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    Come on, no one believes Sarah Palin wrote that.

    She's OK at reading off her hand, but whenever she's asked a REALLY difficult question, "What books have you read" or "Name a country in North American" she comes up "blank".

    She didn't even know what the Bush Doctrine was and thought Saddam was part of 9/11 all the way up until the Vice Presidential debate.

    Hell, her book, "Going Rouge by Lynn Vincent", says, "by Lynn Vincent" for a reason.
     
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    Obama isn't the only one who needs to stop passing the buck. In fact, I think most of America needs to do that.
     
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    The Teflon Don will eventually have a few things that he can't brush off his back.
     
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    Maybe she should get her teaparty groups down there and dig in instead of sitting on her stupid behind attempting to give the president directive.

    There's a reason she and McCain lost the election. Everyone knows she has no idea what she's screeching about most times.
     
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    How does Palin reconcile this statement with her simplistic "Drill, baby, Drill" mantra during the election?

    The Palin energy policy has always been drill for oil regardless of potential environmental risk
     
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    You're right. Palin & McCain didn't promise the greedy what they knew was unobtainable, nor did they have an underground workforce paying and registering (under several different names), the homeless, indigent, uninformed, and dead to vote Democratic.
     
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    It's the Bush administration's fault? Oh give me a fucking break. He spews bullshit like the hole spews oil. I am so sick of this guy. When will Barry stop blaming Bush? Apparently never.

     
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    Most of the time?????????

    She has never really made any policy suggestions beyond, "Drill Baby Drill". She even said she had to work through the Exxon Valdez. How old she when that happened?
     

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