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We've heard Sarah Palin boast about "Telling Congress thanks, but no thanks!" on her Bridge to Nowhere even though she took the money, and then spent part of that money on The Road to Nowhere. Some reformer, huh? Well now another of her famous boasts is a natural gas pipeline she claims to have pushed though under her watch. Turns out, not so much.

Sarah Palin, the way she tells the story, makes it sound like no one could figure out how to get that gas from the North Slope fields to market until she came along, and she made it happen. The fact of the matter is that the previous Governor of Alaska had a deal almost completed with American oil companies to build a gas pipeline that would not have cost the tax payers a cent. Then Sarah Palin came along and tossed that deal out and made another with a foreign pipeline building company, TransCanada, that she would contribute 500 million of American tax payer money to. You already heard of "Privatisation of profit and socialization of loss", but this is "the socialization of the cost of doing business", something else these borrow and spend big business conservatives like Sarah Palin seem to be in love with.

Now it seems that Sarah's pipeline, which she makes sound like is already delivering gas, is going Nowhere. The main holdup now comes from Trans-Canada's attempt to build the pipeline through native land without their permission and with out compensation. So now the tribes are threatening to sue. Remember the legal mess Sarah Baracuda made for the city of Wasilla with her Hockey rink? A repeat of that is now predicted with the Baracuda's pipeline. Then to top it off, Sarah Baracuda's people show their contempt for native people by saying, "it is premature in the process to start consulting with Canadian Indians" and Alaska's top offial in charge of the pipeline calls the tribes' complaints to sue, "a commercial dance of the fireflies". Like all conservatives, it seems like this "Baracuda" can't do anything right.

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Originally posted to William Domingo on Sat Sep 27, 2008 at 02:08 PM PDT.

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