From The Annals Of Chutzpah


Palin accuses environmentalists of endangering the Earth because they won't allow drilling in ANWR:

Extreme deep water drilling is not the preferred choice to meet our country’s energy needs, but your protests and lawsuits and lies about onshore and shallow water drilling have locked up safer areas. It’s catching up with you. The tragic, unprecedented deep water Gulf oil spill proves it. ... There’s nothing clean and green about your misguided, nonsensical radicalism, and Americans are on to you as we question your true motives.

Chait picked apart this argument when Krauthammer made it last week. He gives Palin the same treatment.

(Photo: BP Exploration Alaska President Steve Marshall holds up a photograph of a March 2006 oil spill while testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources about BP pipeline failures in the Prudhoe Bay Oil Field, Alaska, on Capitol Hill September 12, 2006 in Washington, DC. Marshall and BP American President and Chairman Robert Malone took full responsibility for the pipeline failure and outlined what they planned to do in the future to prevent accidents in the field.  By Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.)