As Alaska Melts, Palin Plays Big Oil Denial Game

Would-be veep as big an industry stooge as Cheney, says RFK Jr
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2008 10:13 AM CDT
In this Aug. 10, 2006 file photo, a worker uses a rope mop to clean up oil in tundra grass from a leak from an oil transit line at the Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska's North Slope.   (AP Photo/Al Grillo, file)
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(Newser) – Alaska is melting, but Sarah Palin doesn’t believe man’s to blame. Then again, McCain’s VP pick is also skeptical about evolution, “which is like not believing in gravity,” writes Robert F. Kennedy Jr in the LA Times. Kennedy recalls his childhood, when Virginia had ski slopes and uncle JFK would come toboggan in his top coat.

“Palin had to keep her head buried particularly deep in an oil well,” to deny the change, but that’s what the oil industry does —Exxon Mobil has pumped $23 million into denying climate change. Palin’s whole political career has been an embrace of Big Oil’s agenda, which brings to mind the top dogs in the current administration. “I guess the only difference between Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney,” muses Kennedy, “is lipstick.”