This is the latest Sarah Palin attack (no, not the toenails) being forwarded around the internet. She’s talking to Sean Hannity, and the awkward subject of oil prices comes up. It’s awkward because high oil prices=good for Alaska, bad for lower 48, whereas low oil prices=bad for Alaska, good for everyone else.
Sean notes that the price is rising, but could be much higher. Now, I guess Sarah could have said that lower oil prices are good for everybody, but I guess that would have sounded too spread-the-wealth-y? Instead, she says this:
Hannity: …The price of oil is going up again. It’s not quite at $140 a barrel, but it’s on its way up to $70 and $80…
Palin: Yeah, well and I thank God it’s not at $140. You know people say, “Hey, Alaska! 85% of your state budget is based on the price of a barrel of oil. Aren’t you glad the price is going up?” I say, “No!” The fewer dollars that the state of Alaska government has, the fewer dollars we spend. And that’s good for our families and for the private sector.
There is a measure of redemption to be had here, though. The blog reporting the gaffe, The Mudflats, committed a gafflet of its own. When you write a headline, whatever you write first becomes the URL, even if you change the headline later. The headline embedded in Mudflats’ URL? “governor-palin-we-can-still-here-you-up-here”
Damn, nothing undermines snark like a typo.