Palin: Give Me a Call, Obama

Prez needs to talk to someone who can 'play hardball with Big Oil'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Disillusioned
Posted Jun 9, 2010 3:22 AM CDT
Updated Jun 9, 2010 5:20 AM CDT
Sarah Palin speaks at the Ronald Reagan building in Washington last month.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – Sarah Palin says President Obama's handling of the Gulf spill shows the value of executive experience and suggests he talk to somebody who has some—somebody like Sarah Palin. "For the sake of the Gulf residents, reach out to experts who have experience holding oil companies accountable," Palin writes in a Facebook posting, naming several Alaskan officials. "We've all lived and worked through the Exxon-Valdez spill. They can help you. Give them a call. Or, what the heck, give me a call."

Palin slams Obama for not having met with BP chief Tony Hayward and says it's the president's duty to hold meetings on a "CEO-to-CEO level," to verify what BP says, CNN reports. "My experience," Palin wrote, "showed me how government officials and oil execs could scratch each others' backs to the detriment of the public, and it made me ill."

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