Friday, June 18, 2010

Somebody's Angry!

Ah, the smell of HuffPo in the morning...

Someone wasn't too happy with the Governor on O'Reilly Tuesday night. (Look at the link, don't click on it unless you must. It leads to the Compost).

Geoffrey Dunn (professional Palin hater, aka, someone who wouldn't have a buck to his name if he couldn't smear Sarah Palin) has officially gone 'round the bend (figuratively speaking, of course). Behold the meltdown:
Perhaps the biggest joke being fobbed by Palin to the American public is that she is some sort of expert on energy issues. Sarah Palin isn't an expert on anything -- remember that this is a woman who didn't know the difference between England and Great Britain as she began her not-so-celebrated run for the vice-presidency -- and who quit her governorship after two-and-a-half years of failed leadership and being found guilty of "abuse of power" in the Last Frontier. It's all smoke and mirrors. She is fed a series of talking points by her advisers before each of her punditry appearances and then dishes them out in what my friends in Alaska have dubbed "word salads" -- without the dressing.
Wow. Hahaha! Breathe, Geffy, breathe.
And why does everyone -- including Palin herself -- keep pretending that she is still governor?
Why does Clinton keep pretending he's still President? Honestly. They cannot be this stupid. They just can't. It's not physically possible.
As Andrew Halcro, the bright and witty Anchorage based businessman who ran against Palin for governor in 2006, wrote me yesterday: "Listening to Sarah Palin lecture on the oil-and-gas industry is like listening to Bernie Madoff talk about safe investing; zero credibility."
I included that one just for laughs. So, Palin's a failure but the "brilliant" guy who came in what, third?, feels qualified to critique? Ooookay...

Here ya go, Andy:

Then Geoff goes off on some "Where's the pipeline?" stuff. Dude. They're going through the process right now. Yes, Palin's process. It might not end up being a line to the Lower 48, it might end up being shipped to Asia. Markets change, etc... We'll find out. Might end up with nothin' if Obama's Cap and Trade legislation goes through. That will really kill Alaska.

But all of that stuff aside, I think I've figured out what's really burning Dunn's butt:
I just this week received a massive dump of Palin's emails through an Alaska Public Records Act request. It provides a fascinating glimpse of how Palin dealt with the oil industry. Writing on her infamous private Yahoo account on which she conducted state business, Palin expressed her desire to host a fish barbecue in Juneau during the spring of 2007 for representatives from TransCanada Corp., which she essentially selected to build the pipeline. Here, in her inimitable own words:
....a good opportunity to have folks over for informal gasoline chat....

Tonight's great for Todd and me--now these type of events can be quite informal and still be successful. There's a Costco in Juneau, if you know what I mean. And my family is quite capable of setting out food and cleaning up afterwards.
So he got an email dump. Sounds to me like Geffy was really looking forward to uncovering those silver bullets like - "Okay, Todd, I'm going to do what you told me to and fire Monegan because he won't fire Wooten. I follow the commands of the Shadow Governor."

Or - "Trig #1 was shipped in last night. He'll do for a quick picture and then we'll swap him out with Trig #2. Get Trig #3 ready. We'll rotate them randomly for no apparent reason, just to give some loser blogger something to talk about."

Wait, that's someone else's fantasy. Never mind.

Instead he's got the Governor's family offering to get supplies at Costco, set everything up themselves, and clean it all up themselves. What a terrible disappointment. What a blow that must have been to Dunn's "Diva" fantasy. Not to mention the discovery of this shocking, detailed, "state business" that was outlined in her personal Yahoo account. Oh, the secrets that lie in that Costco! And I'm sure he was sorely disappointed to learn that Sarah doesn't hate Todd. What a bummer. Must have sent him off the deep end.

Sounds like it might be the same e-mail dump the AP got, because they quoted those same lines a couple of weeks ago. Dunn should put those emails up online somewhere, so we can all read them. :)

I don't pretend to know the intricate details of the Alaska oil and gas industry. But I do know that Geoffrey Dunn is full of horse apples. Or maybe horse cherries. He sure knows how to pick 'em.

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