Former Gov. Sarah Palin wrote at the Breitbart news website on Wednesday that America needs to return to drilling for oil and providing energy for the world.
“When I took on Joe Biden and Barack Obama in 2008, they used ‘Hope and Change.’ Now, Biden is the inspiration for ‘Let’s Go, Brandon,’ she wrote. “My slogan was ‘Drill, baby, drill.’ It was true and necessary in 2008, and it’s needed now more than ever.”
Palin argued that while President Biden shuts down oil and gas opportunity at home, he is encouraging the import of oil from abroad. “His response to high energy prices is to run and beg OPEC, the international cartel, for more oil,” she wrote.
Palin explained that the slogan “Drill, baby, drill” was never a call for more oil, but “is a call for more of America.”
“As the former governor of Alaska, I am well versed in energy production and how government regulations and overreach can stifle the industry. Biden’s decisions, such as killing the Keystone Pipeline and stopping responsible oil and gas development on federal land, were all deliberate and illegal actions made by an administration that does not understand whatsoever how we produce our energy. Consequences took a few months to kick in, but we’re feeling them now. Drilling has slowed. Exploration has slowed. Investment has been scared away. Devastating ramifications are around the corner,” Palin wrote.
“America now suffers because two million fewer barrels of oil are being produced every day compared to just one year ago. The diminished supply caused the huge spike in prices, which gets compounded across every other sector of the economy, including agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, and job creation in general. Much of our current inflation (a record 6.2 percent in the last quarter!) is driven by these energy costs. The entire domino effect was started at the White House by a president who won’t learn his lesson,” she wrote.