John McCain told NPR this week that, regarding Governor Palin, he has “turned to her advice many times in the past … particularly on energy issues.” Many?
This would be especially scary when you consider that few people in the country are more misinformed on energy than Sarah Palin, the fungible candidate, a woman …
- who continued “to peddle bogus [energy] statistics three days after the original error was pointed out by independent fact-checkers”;
- who told multiple energy lies in her acceptance speech;
- who the U.K. Guardian noted used ExxonMobil-funded research and scientists in her “efforts to stop polar bears being protected as an endangered species”; and
- who first said humans haven’t contributed to climate change but since then has come to
believesay it “kind of doesn’t matter at this point,” when it kind of does.
Here are John McCain’s full comments:
NPR: Given what you’ve said Senator, is there an occasion where you could imagine turning to Governor Palin for advice in a foreign policy crisis.
MCCAIN: I’ve turned to her advice many times in the past …
NPR: But would you turn to Governor Palin?
MCCAIN: … I’ve already turned to Governor Palin particularly on energy issues and I’ve appreciated her background and knowledge on that and many other issues.
I think we can all agree that it would be much better if McCain were simply lying here, than actually telling the truth.
Hat tip to TP.
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