October 24, 2008

Sarah, What About Energy?

Sarah Palin today gave whats being billed as her first major policy speech today about what a McCain/Palin administration would do on the education front for special needs children. As the mother of a special needs child, Palin is becoming an expert on the challenges inherent in parenting a child with development challenges. Nothing wrong with that.

However, the McCain campaign has over and over touted Palin as an expert on energy. Deep into the campaign, 11 days to go, and the first policy speech is about special needs education? But on energy, where she is supposed to be an expert, all we get is sloganeering - "drill baby, drill"?

Palin is competent to govern Alaska, heck, she was clearly a step up over the very corrupt republican leadership there. However, the notion that she was prepared to be a heartbeat away from the presidency now has clearly been demonstrated to be false. On energy intelligence, the McCain-Palin campaign is running on empty.