Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Another Palin Exaggeration! The Paper Pipeline

Sarah Palin is guilty again of overstating her fact, if you study the situation, it seems her bitchy, snarky, nasty ass'ed attitude may mean her supposed Gas Pipeline which she brags so much about (that exists only on paper) may never be built. You see, she has offended the very people in the oil industry she needs help from to take this paper tiger and give it life and substance. In short, the project she touts does not even exist, the project has not been started, and may never be started. So, her promise that Alaskan Natural Gas is on the way down to the lower 48 is a FABRICATED LIE, something that is not going to happen any time soon if at all. What a LYING, CONNIVING CUNT.
Palin's pipeline is far from finished

ANCHORAGE: When Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska took center stage at the Republican convention last week, she sought to burnish her executive credentials by telling how she had engineered the deal that jump-started a long-delayed gas pipeline project.

Stretching more than 1,700 miles, it would deliver natural gas from the North Slope of Alaska to the lower 48 states and be the largest private-sector infrastructure project on the continent.

"And when that deal was struck, we began a nearly $40 billion natural gas pipeline to help lead America to energy independence," said Palin, (give us a break you lying, two faced, forked tongue bitch, not one shovel of dirt has been lifted, you are trotting out a red herring) the Republican vice-presidential nominee. "That pipeline, when the last section is laid and its valves are opened, will lead America one step farther away from dependence on dangerous foreign powers that do not have our interests at heart." (a cute little ploy Sarah, but can you tell us WHEN that last section is going to be laid, when the lower 48 can expect so much as ONE OUNCE of that natural gas is going to flow, thus releaving us of our dependence on foreign oil? Further, do you think it is fair that American's will have to pay higher prices for gas because you want to give EVERY CITIZEN in Alaska a OIL/GAS kickback?)

The reality, however, is far more ambiguous than the impression Palin has left at the convention and on the campaign trail.

Certainly she proved effective in attracting developers to a project that has eluded Alaska governors for three decades. But an examination of the pipeline project also found that Palin has overstated both the progress that has been made and the certainty of success.

The pipeline exists only on paper. The first section has yet to be laid, federal approvals are years away and the pipeline will not be completed for at least a decade. In fact, although it is the centerpiece of Palin's relatively brief record as governor, the pipeline might never be built, and under a worst-case scenario, the state could lose up to $500 million it committed to defray regulatory and other costs.

Contributing to the project's uncertainty is Palin's antagonistic relationship with the major oil companies that control Alaska's untapped gas reserves.

Palin won the governor's office in part by capitalizing on populist distaste for the political establishment's coziness with Big Oil, and her pipeline strategy was intended to blunt its power over the process. Her willingness to take on the oil companies has allowed the McCain campaign to portray her as a scourge of special interests.

Now, though, she will need the industry's cooperation if her plan is to succeed, and just this week, her office said she intended to reach out to the North Slope oil companies.

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