Wednesday, September 17, 2008
An Energetic Liar
Gov. Sarah Palin "knows more about energy than probably anyone in the United States of America." -- John McCain, ABC interview, Sept. 11, 2008.Sarah Palin may not know much about foreign affairs, but she is an expert on energy - or so we have been told. Unfortunately, she is also given to exaggeration, and flagrant disregard for the truth. She is a liar - perhaps this explains her appeal to McCain?
Here's more from Dobbs:
After the non-partisan Factcheck.org pointed out Palin's error in her interview with Gibson, the Alaska governor revised her claim somewhat, limiting it to oil and gas. But data compiled by the Energy Information Administration contradict her claim that she oversees "nearly 20 percent" of oil and gas production in the country. According to authoritative EIA data, Alaska accounted for just 7.4 percent of total U.S. oil and gas production in 2005.Maybe Palin doesn't know jack about the most basic national energy statistics, but by continuing to spout her 20% figure after being confronted with the facts, she is clearly a liar.
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