Remember how Rand Paul, the Republican nominee for US senator from Kentucky, called President Obama’s criticism of BP for the massive Gulf oil leak “un-American”?
Now Obama has been criticized for being being in bed with Big Oil (including BP) by Paul’s fellow Republican Sarah Palin.
I think that there is perhaps a hesitancy to — I don’t really know how to put this, Chris, except to say that the oil companies who have so supported President Obama in his campaign and are supportive of him now — I don’t know why the question isn’t asked by the mainstream media and by others if there’s any connection with the contributions made to President Obama and his administration and the support by the oil companies to the administration.
If there’s any connection there to President Obama taking so doggone long to get in there, to dive in there and grasp the complexity and the potential tragedy that we are seeing here in the Gulf of Mexico. Now if this was President Bush or if this were a Republican in office who hadn’t received as much support even as President Obama has from BP and other oil companies, you know the mainstream media would be all over his case.
So essentially Palin is attacking Obama on this issue from the left— which I suppose, according to Paul, would make her even more un-American than Obama. (Except she endorsed Paul in the Republican primary.)
While Palin exaggerates Obama’s closeness to the big oil companies, she did (to her credit) stand up to Big Oil when she was governor of Alaska.
More evidence of Palin’s political tendency that dare not speak its name?