OMFG: "Sarah Palin to be energy independence chief in John McCain’s government"

I’m not sure how much to credit this — it’s the Brit press, after all, and tied to a single, unnamed "McCain campaign official." But it wouldn’t surprise me. They’ve somehow managed to pitch a woman whose sole claim to expertise on energy is the ability to hoover money from oil companies and the federal coffers simultaneously as a "reformer." She can be the attractive face of an ugly policy, and give McCain the cover he needs to complete his conversion into a old-school drill-and-burn Republican.

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More on Palin’s "expertise" from Joe Romm here.

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