Posted by Curt on 3 November, 2008 at 7:10 am. 7 comments already!


Yesterday Palin took it to Obama for his coal statement:

And the MSM tries to dismiss it with headlines like this one from CNN:

Palin knocks Obama over months-old coal comments

“Months old?” So what?

The SF Chronicle had the video of the interview up on the website but they conveniently neglected to include the quote in the article they wrote after the interview. THAT is the reason why Sarah is asking why the quote is just now making headlines. If the MSM had done its job and wrote about it, believe me….it would of caused a stir last January.

I have a feeling that if McCain had said his policies would bankrupt an entire industry while hurting blue collar workers in many states with skyrocketing utility bills it would be front page news.

But with the one, it’s ignored.

On another note, check out this ad Obama put out in May:

Obama: “I’m Barack Obama and I approve this message.”

Coal worker: “Barack originates from Chicago. But he came to southern Illinois and he seen the devastation and the loss of the jobs in the coal industry. Washington, DC is not listening to us. Barack understands.”

Graphic: “The Obama Record: $200 million for clean coal.”

Announcer: “In Illinois and in the USA Barack Obama helped lead the fight for clean coal. To protect our environment and to save good paying American jobs.

Coal worker: “He’s figured it out. It takes trust in each other to get the job done.”

Yeah, trust Obama….he would never speak out both sides of his mouth right?

Finally, some reaction to the statement from the coal industry itself:

The senior vice president of the West Virginia Coal Association called Obama’s comments “unbelievable.”

“His comments are unfortunate,” Chris Hamilton said Sunday, “and really reflect a very uninformed voice and perspective to coal specifically and energy generally.”

Hamilton noted other times Obama and vice presidential candidate Joe Biden have made seemingly anti-coal statements.

“In Ohio recently, when Joe Biden said ‘not here’ about building coal-fired power plants — this is exactly what will happen,” Hamilton said. “Financing won’t be directed here. It will all go aboard for plants elsewhere in the world. The United Sates is importing more coal today from Indonesia, South Africa and Colombia than we ever have.

If we’re going to create a situation where coal-fired power plants are at that much of a disadvantage, there will be new ones built. But as Biden said, just not here.”

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