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Sarah Palin, Cokie Roberts, Donna Brazile fault Obama administrationís response to oil spill
The Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 23, 2010

Posted on 05/23/2010 9:29:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sunday morning guests from Sarah Palin to Donna Brazile found fault with the way the Obama administration has responded to British Petroleum’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

On “Fox News Sunday,” former Alaska Gov. Palin said she was still a “big supporter of offshore drilling” despite the spill. She wondered about President’s Obama’s “connection” to the oil companies.

“I don’t know why the question isn’t asked by the mainstream media and by others if there is any connection with the contributions made to President Obama and his administration,” Palin told Chris Wallace.

On CBS’ “Face the Nation,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs shot back: “Sarah Palin was involved in that [2008] election, but I don’t think apparently was paying a whole lot of attention. I’m almost sure that the oil companies don’t consider the Obama administration a huge ally. We proposed a windfall-profits tax when they jacked their oil prices up to charge more for gasoline. My suggestion to Sarah Palin would be to get slightly more informed as to what’s going on in and around oil drilling in this country.”

On ABC’s “This Week,” Cokie Roberts and Democrat strategist Brazile said Obama wasn’t doing enough about the spill.

“The oil is gushing and we’re being lied to by how much oil is gushing … and the administration has now named a commission,” Roberts said. “Now this is what you do when you really don’t have anything else to do: You name a commission,” she said. “That’s not going to stop the oil.”

Brazile said: “One of the problems I have with the [Obama] administration is that they’re not tough enough.(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Louisiana; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: bho44; democrats; energy; executiveorder; executiveordersobama; obama; oil; oilspill; palin; palinfreeperping; sarahpalin
She has Obama's and Gibb's number, it seems. LOL
1 posted on 05/23/2010 9:29:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cokie and Donna are just trying to clear the deck for Hillary to run in 2012.


2 posted on 05/23/2010 9:31:43 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wasn’t part of the problem was that Obama spent the first 11 or 12 days sitting around downloading porn?

That Obama did nothing for almost the first two weeks of the spill? (Was it Obama downloading porn sites? Or Homeland Security? Or SEC? Or all of them?)


3 posted on 05/23/2010 9:33:11 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (Democratics' Obama Cr*pcare: the gift that stinks more and more.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin has not only Obama’s number but also BP’s as she has delt with them When Gov.
She knows the cast of characters as they have been in her office and delt with them re safety, regulations, etc.
The type of items Obama wouldn’t have a clue about.

Cokie Roberts is not pleased with Obama especially that she is from New Orleans.

Her father was the famous Congressman, Hale Boggs of
New Orleans.


4 posted on 05/23/2010 9:39:18 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dogs and cats sleeping together - what next? This is like your wife, your mistress, and the chick that blew you off as a prom date, all ganging up on you and making fun of your manhood. And one of them never even wanted to see your manhood! LOL

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

5 posted on 05/23/2010 9:43:34 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: OldArmy52

I didn’t know that gay Arab porn even existed.


6 posted on 05/23/2010 9:50:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure I once knew who Cokie Roberts was, and the name Donna Brazile kinda rings a bell, can’t really place her exactly but...

As for Sarah Palin. Yeah. I can definitely place her. I put her in the White House, Jan 2013, the 45th POTUS.


7 posted on 05/23/2010 9:53:18 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A link for your thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2505164/posts?page=151#151


8 posted on 05/23/2010 10:14:07 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Obama: "Let's Pursue Reparations Through Legislation Rather Than the Courts")
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Note: The following text is a quote:

www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/executive-order-national-commission-bp-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-and-offshore-dri

Home • Briefing Room • Presidential Actions • Executive Orders

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release May 22, 2010

Executive Order— National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Establishment. There is established the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling (the “Commission”).

Sec. 2. Membership. (a) The Commission shall be composed of not more than 7 members who shall be appointed by the President. The members shall be drawn from among distinguished individuals, and may include those with experience in or representing the scientific, engineering, and environmental communities, the oil and gas industry, or any other area determined by the President to be of value to the Commission in carrying out its duties.

(b) The President shall designate from among the Commission members two members to serve as Co Chairs.

Sec. 3. Mission. The Commission shall:

(a) examine the relevant facts and circumstances concerning the root causes of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster;

(b) develop options for guarding against, and mitigating the impact of, oil spills associated with offshore drilling, taking into consideration the environmental, public health, and economic effects of such options, including options involving:

(1) improvements to Federal laws, regulations, and industry practices applicable to offshore drilling that would ensure effective oversight, monitoring, and response capabilities; protect public health and safety, occupational health and safety, and the environment and natural resources; and address affected communities; and

(2) organizational or other reforms of Federal agencies or processes necessary to ensure such improvements are implemented and maintained.

(c) submit a final public report to the President with its findings and options for consideration within 6 months of the date of the Commission’s first meeting.

Sec. 4. Administration. (a) The Commission shall hold public hearings and shall request information including relevant documents from Federal, State, and local officials, nongovernmental organizations, private entities, scientific institutions, industry and workforce representatives, communities, and others affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, as necessary to carry out its mission.

(b) The heads of executive departments and agencies, to the extent permitted by law and consistent with their ongoing activities in response to the oil spill, shall provide the Commission such information and cooperation as it may require for purposes of carrying out its mission.

(c) In carrying out its mission, the Commission shall be informed by, and shall strive to avoid duplicating, the analyses and investigations undertaken by other governmental, nongovernmental, and independent entities.

(d) The Commission shall ensure that it does not interfere with or disrupt any ongoing or anticipated civil or criminal investigation or law enforcement activities or any effort to recover response costs or damages arising out of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, fire, and oil spill. The Commission shall consult with the Department of Justice concerning the Commission’s activities to avoid any risk of such interference or disruption.

(e) The Commission shall have a staff, headed by an Executive Director.

(f) The Commission shall terminate 60 days after submitting its final report.

Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) To the extent permitted by law, and subject to the availability of appropriations, the Secretary of Energy shall provide the Commission with such administrative services, funds, facilities, staff, and other support services as may be necessary to carry out its mission.

(b) Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.) (the “Act”), may apply to the Commission, any functions of the President under that Act, except for those in section 6 of the Act, shall be performed by the Secretary of Energy in accordance with guidelines issued by the Administrator of General Services.

(c) Members of the Commission shall serve without any additional compensation for their work on the Commission, but shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, to the extent permitted by law for persons serving intermittently in the Government service (5 U.S.C. 5701-5707).

(d) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(1) authority granted by law to a department, agency, or the head thereof; or

(2) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(e) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE,
May 21, 2010.


9 posted on 05/24/2010 3:08:36 AM PDT by Cindy
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”Jindal - Obama sat on sand berm request 2 weeks, still no reply"

"Obama biggest recipient of BP cash
BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million
to federal …with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama"

"U.S. exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study"

"Obama admin exempted BP's Gulf drilling from environmental impact study "

"Obama White House and British Petroleum (BP), which pumped $71,000 into Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign
are covering up the magnitude of the volcanic-level oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico"

"Obama sheltered BP's Deepwater Horizon rig from regulatory requirement"

"Red Flags Were Ignored Aboard Doomed Rig "

"US allowed drilling 'without required permits"

"U.S. Said to Allow Drilling Without Needed Permits
The federal Minerals Management Service gave permission to BP …
to drill in the Gulf of Mexico without first getting required permits "

10 posted on 05/24/2010 3:20:39 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States ¬Ö shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, Bammy is too busy with PARTIES and Sports to worry about such little things as the Oil Spill!!


11 posted on 05/24/2010 4:23:57 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience....)
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