Politics

Hypocrite? Palin Rips Obama and BP; Husband Worked for BP for 18 Years!

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

First the "drill baby drill" cheerleader criticizes President Obama for his reaction to the oil spill in  the Gulf of Mexico. Now Sarah Palin is lashing out at the administration for trusting those foreign devils, British Petroleum, which ran the rig.

Palin took to Twitter to say:

"Gulf: learn from Alaska's lesson w/foreign oil co's: don't naively trust- VERIFY. Livelihood affected by spill?Don't sign away remedy rights"

What Palin fails to mention is that according to The Huffington Post, that very same company that is not to be trusted, employed a man named Todd Palin for 18 years. If you recall, Todd is the self-proclaimed "First Dude" of Alaska (at least he was called that until a certain governor bailed out on the state in the middle of her first term) and Sarah Palin's husband.

The good folks at The Huffington Post also point out that an American company, the Republican favorite Halliburton, is involved with that ill-fated rig. In fact, speculation is that its own cement work caused the disaster.

And, another American company that Palin may have heard of, ExxonMobil, had a bit of trouble up in Alaska a couple of decades ago. Of course, the company was just Exxon when its Valdez tanker ran aground in Prince William Sound, causing what some consider the worst man-made environmental disaster ever.

So maybe Palin should indeed follow White House spokesman Robert Gibbs' advice: "My suggestion to Sarah Palin would be to get slightly more informed as to what's going on in and around oil drilling in this country."