Gov. Palin, For The Right Reasons

The speech she gave tonight was terrific, and John McCain was right, the more we see of Sarah Palin, the more we’ll like her. For this conservative, she did very well. And as good as Romney, and Huckabee, and Guiliani were with their speeches, she topped them all.

Immediately after the speech, watching Wolf Blitzer and his panel at CNN said it all. They were speechless.

Earlier in her speech, Palin told the story of the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull. Lipstick. There were many good points that Palin made. One of my favorites was when she derided the media for saying how she was not qualified over the last few days. Her response was priceless. It went something like this . . .

‘Here’s a little news flash for those reporters and commentators. I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion, I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this great country.’

The crowd was on their feet. For all intents and purposes, she told the media, ITS ON!

Chavez's CITGO Taps Into U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The very last thing that the United States should be involved with is giving aid to the hemisphere’s idiot, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Especially in the form of tapping 250 thousand barrels of oil from OUR Strategic Petroleum Reserve to feed its Citgo Lake Charles, La. refinery. This because supplies to its refinery were cut off when the Calcasieu Ship Channel is temporarily closed.

Citgo will be allowed to pull 250,000 barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve because of its inability to secure crude in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav. The U.S. Energy Department granted the request late Tuesday, so far the only request for fuel from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

You may be wondering why tapping our emergency reserves for Citgo would be to our national interest. Well, apparently it doesn’t have to have anything to do with our national interest. Then again, with Chavez nationalizing U.S. oil companies in Venezuela, (Exxon Mobil, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips) and threating to use his oil as a weapon against us, why does Citgo fuel have to be on our Navy bases?

related links: U.S. grants Citgo 250K barrels of oil from reserve | Hugo Chavez | Citgo