Palin Perfect on Energy: 'Drill, Drill, Drill'

Alaskan gov's call to 'drill, drill, drill' will resonate
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser User
Posted Sep 3, 2008 12:20 PM CDT
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, vice chair of the National Governors Association Natural Resources Committee, during the meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008.    (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin’s Alaska experience gives her just the right expertise for a year when the price of gasoline is going to be the hot-button issue, writes Larry Kudlow in National Review. Her energy policy? “I call it drill, drill, drill,” says Kudlow approvingly. "Our abundant country can produce more energy at lower cost if government gets out of the way."

Kudlow sees Palin as a very powerful weapon for John McCain, who she had the nerve to say was wrong to oppose drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The US needs politicians who will exploit our billions of barrels of untouched oil, argues Kudlow, and get our future growth out of the hands of our enemies. "Well, get ready for Sarah America to take on the fight against all comers," he writes, calling her position "a full-throated America-first energy policy that will create millions of high-paying jobs with complete government deregulation and decontrol of the full menu of energy sources."