Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sarah on "Cap N Trade"

I am a bit saddened that Sarah will leave the Governorship of Alaska. But with the rising cost of the stupid ethics suits going on I couldn't imagine Sarah staying in office. And still the political nuts are giving her a hard time. She can't do anything with out the media and Dems getting there bit 'n piece of Sarah. (Letterman in included).

I loved reading her WSJ op-ed article yesterday.
Unfortunately, many in the national media would rather focus on the personality-driven political gossip of the day than on the gravity of these challenges. So, at risk of disappointing the chattering class, let me make clear what is foremost on my mind and where my focus will be:

I am deeply concerned about President Obama's cap-and-trade energy plan, and I believe it is an enormous threat to our economy. It would undermine our recovery over the short term and would inflict permanent damage.

American prosperity has always been driven by the steady supply of abundant, affordable energy. Particularly in Alaska, we understand the inherent link between energy and prosperity, energy and opportunity, and energy and security. Consequently, many of us in this huge, energy-rich state recognize that the president's cap-and-trade energy tax would adversely affect every aspect of the U.S. economy.

Coming form a Gov. that knows about ENERGY and was on a state ENERGY Board for AK. This lady knows what she is talking about.Sen. Kerry had to get his two cents in on Sarah. (He knows the MSM will publish his comments and bury Sarah's) here:
"The global climate change crisis threatens our economy and our national security in profound ways," writes Kerry.

"Governor Palin need no look further than the view from her front porch in Alaska to see how destructive this crisis can be," says Kerry, pointing to a two-year-old New York Times report about a small Alaskan village facing destruction because of melting permafrost.

Kerry's Huff 'n Puff article is here.

I have to find the article about what the Native Alaskans plan for Global Warming. If the permafrost melted and they had to provide food what would they do? Grow gardens (with 12 hours of sun light they would be very plentiful.) And raise dogs with short hair. The native Alaskans look forward to Global Warming. They would not have to go out to sea and capture seals. That's hard work!
Here is an blurb from the NYT article Kerry was quoting from:
Amid the uncertainty, the residents of Newtok hear the skeptics, who question the price tag for moving such a small, seemingly inconsequential place. But residents here emphasize that they are a federally recognized American Indian tribe, and they shudder when asked why they cannot just move to an existing village or a city like Fairbanks.

They say their identity is rooted in their isolation, however qualified it has become over the last century by outside influences. It was the government, they say, that insisted decades ago that they and so many other villages abandon their nomadic ways and pick a place to call home. The current village site was once only a winter camp, and the people of Newtok say they are not to blame just because they are now among the first climate refugees in the United States.

“The federal government, they’re the ones who came into our lives and took away some of our values,” said Nick Tom Jr., 49, the former Newtok tribal administrator. “They came in and said, ‘You aren’t civilized. We’re going to educate you.’ That was hard for our grandparents.”

The federal government is the problem. If the tribe moved from winter to summer to different camps the tribe would not be facing this problem. Sen. Kerry over looked this in quoting this NYT article.

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