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McCain VP pick bullish on offshore drilling



No flip-flops here: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Republican presidential candidate John McCain's pick for vice president, has always been bullish on offshore drilling.

"I think those politicians who don’t understand that we need more domestic supply of energy flowing into our hungry markets, you know, they’re living in La-La Land. And we’re in a world of hurt if their agenda continues to be to lock up these safe, secure domestic supplies of energy," she said on the CNBC program Kudlow & Company in June.

She wants to open up the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, too.

--Craig Pittman

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:11am]


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