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Palin on oil spill: 'No human endeavor is ever without risk'

Sarah Palin, who grabbed Michael Steele's "drill, baby, drill" slogan with both hands in 2008, issues a statement (on Facebook, of course) about the disaster on the Gulf Coast. Parts of it will be familiar to readers of "Going Rogue," who remember the dramatic account of what happened to Todd Palin's work when the Exxon Valdez spilled.

No human endeavor is ever without risk – whether it’s sending a man to the moon or extracting the necessary resources to fuel our civilization. I repeat the slogan “drill here, drill now” not out of naiveté or disregard for the tragic consequences of oil spills – my family and my state and I know firsthand those consequences. How could I still believe in drilling America’s domestic supply of energy after having seen the devastation of the Exxon-Valdez spill? I continue to believe in it because increased domestic oil production will make us a more secure, prosperous, and peaceful nation.

On a less politically astute note, Rush Limbaugh questions the timing.

By David Weigel  |  April 30, 2010; 5:20 PM ET
Categories:  Sarah Palin  
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