During a speech at the India Today Conclave in New Delhi, India, potential 2012 presidential candidate Sarah Palin strongly criticized President Obama's clean energy policy.
Calling for expanded offshore drilling and the use of nuclear power, Palin stated, "This push for green energy at the expense of conventional, reliable sources is not a credible energy policy."
The former candidate for vice president continued her speech by paradoxically affirming, "I'm a true believer in environmental conservation and stewardship of the land ... I am as a conservationist in favor of an all of the above approach when it comes to energy."
Despite these claims of environmental stewardship, it's hard to believe that a "conservationist" would support an "all-of-the-above" approach that includes offshore drilling in our nation's wildlife refuges.
In the end, Palin's sentiments demonstrate the hazardous offshore drilling mentality that resulted in the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill. Let's hope our current and future elected officials have a little more commonsense.