Biden vs. Palin: No contest
At a campaign rally for Bill Owens (D), who is running for congress against Doug Hoffman (C) in upstate New York, Vice President Joe Biden (D) was a bit confused. Thinking he saw Alaska and that it borders New York, Biden stated:
"Sarah Palin thinks the answer to energy is 'Drill, baby, drill,' he said, leaning into the microphone. "It's a lot more complicated, Sarah, than drill baby drill."
according to the CNN Political Ticker.
But the former Alaskan governor knows the geography of her region--and that of her neighbors--quite well. She also is well versed on the need for energy and economic independence which she explained to Biden how to achieve it in her Facebook reply:
As the vice president knows, I have always advocated an all-of-the-above approach to American energy independence. Among other things, my alternative energy goal for Alaska sits at 50 percent because Alaska reached more than 20 percent during my term in office. The Obama-Biden administration, on the other hand, recently announced a renewable goal of only 25 percent. However, domestic drilling should remain a top priority in order to meet America's consumption and security needs.
The vice president's extreme opposition to domestic energy development goes all the way back to 1973 when he opposed the Alaska pipeline bill. As Ann Coulter pointed out, "Biden cast one of only five votes against the pipeline that has produced more than 15 billion barrels of oil, supplied nearly 20 percent of this nation's oil, created tens of thousands of jobs, added hundreds of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy and reduced money transfers to the nation's enemies by about the same amount."
This nonsensical opposition to American domestic energy development continues to this day. Apparently the Obama-Biden administration only approves of offshore drilling in Brazil, where it will provide security and jobs for Brazilians. This election is about American security and American jobs.
There's one way to tell Vice President Biden that we're tired of folks in Washington distorting our message and hampering our nation's progress: Hoffman, Baby, Hoffman!
So you see Vice President Biden, "drill baby drill" is reasonable, practical advice which will produce thousands of real jobs without taxing for "stimulus" phony jobs. But apparently that answer is too complicated for the vice president.