Monday, November 3, 2008
The 11th Hour Palin Surprise - Coal.
In the heart of Coal Country in Marietta, Georgia, Sarah Palin launched a new attack against Barack Obama, this after an audiotape interview with Obama has surfaced where he says he is "comfortable" with "bankrupting the coal industry."
The audiotape is from an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle.
“He said that, sure, if the industry wants to build coal-fired power plants, then they can go ahead and try, he says, but they can do it only in a way that will bankrupt the coal industry, and he's comfortable letting that happen,” Palin said. “And you got to listen to the tape.”
The interview was conducted way back on January 17. Raising the legitimate question, why are we just hearing about this now?
"Why is the audiotape just now surfacing?” Palin asked, leading someone in the crowd to shout, “Liberal media!”
The Los Angeles times is also sitting on a videotape of Barack Obama attending a banquet for a former PLO spokesperson. At the banquet that Obama attended, the theme was ant-Israel. But the Times has refused to release the tape.
This recent tape should have an effect on the vote in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Colorado and West Virginia, all battleground states.
You can read more about Palin's attack here on the CBS blog from the campaign trail.
And here is the audiotape:
The Obama campaign claims that he is a supporter of coal. But in his own words in the audiotape he says, "I am not some coal booster." And his running mate Joe Biden has been even more to the point saying they are not going to build coal plants in the United States because "it'll kill ya."
Coal officials in West Virginia were quick to respond and call Obama's words "unbelievable."
And in Ohio, a coal official said, "It is clear now that Obama wants to kill the coal industry."
Interesting that as Obama fights for Pennsylvania votes, he makes another slip in San Francisco. During the Pennsylvania Primary it was in San Francisco that Obama said the working class in Pennsylvania are "bitter" and "cling to their guns and religion."
Eventually we always seem to find out what Obama really wants to do when he feels comfortable with a liberal reporter.
He lost the Pennsylvania Primary to Hillary Clinton because of the bitter comment.
We'll see if this latest comment from Obama will amount to a lump of coal in his stocking on Election Day.