JEFF PEARLMAN

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I agree with Sarah Palin

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I hate Sarah Palin.

I loathe Sarah Palin.

Given the choice, I would take another term of George W. Bush over a Palin presidency. Truly, I would.

That said, we actually agree on something. I can’t believe it. A couple of days ago Palin ripped into Barack Obama for having yet to meet with BP CEO Tony Hayward. And I’ve gotta say—she’s 100 percent correct. We’re in the midst of the greatest environmental disaster in U.S. history … and you haven’t met with the guy whose company A) Caused it, and B) Is responsible for cleaning it up!?

Obama’s reasoning? His experience tells him someone like that would say “all the right things” and that he’s more interested in action than in words.What? What!? What! Without question, one of the dumbest explanations I’ve ever heard. Had Bush said such a thing, we would have killed him over and over. In this case, Obama deserves the exact same fate. Pathetic.

To be honest, I’ve hated the White House’s handling of the entire disaster. When shit like this happens, people cry for leadership, not quiet, calm cool. Yet Obama has been anything but visible.

Oy.