Nobody's going to be satisfied with anything until the well's capped," Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a Republican, said on Fox News.1 Republicans slam Obama's oil spill Oval Office address; Sarah Palin calls President a 'dreamer'
Instead of capping the well," he argued, "the President talked about putting a new cap-and-trade tax on the American people that's going to run up the cost of energy. 1
By Michael Sheridan
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 1:31 PM
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour isn't the only Republican talking about capping the well instead of capping the American people. Sarah Palin, during a June 15 O'Reilly Factor interview on FOX News with Bill O'Reilly, stated:
Well, we haven't had the assurance that president — we haven't had the assurance by the president that that has been his top priority. Instead, what his top priority is, Bill, is cap and tax. It is using this crisis, not letting it go to waste, but to use this crisis to increase the cost of energy.Ex-governor of Alaska Sarah Palin, a leader who is very knowledgeable about oil problems, also told Bill O'Reilly what she did about oil when she was the governor of Alaska:
Now, as governor of Alaska, what I did in dealing with the oil companies, and I'll bet you, 75 percent of my time was being taken up by energy issues here in this state. I had to set up our Petroleum Systems Integrity Office so that we could be there on the front lines making sure what the oil companies were telling us was legit, when they were dealing with their corroded pipes that we found out and other lax maintenance issues.Read the entire Bill O'Reilly interview with Sarah Palin.
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