Palin Attacks Obama Energy Plan

Jul 14, 2009 8:27am

ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: That didn’t take long. Less than two weeks after announcing that she was resigning her post, Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, is signaling that she still intends to be a major player in the national debate. Palin wrote an op-ed in today’s Washington Post attacking President Obama’s plan for a “cap and trade” system on carbon emissions as an “enormous threat to our economy.” “It would undermine our recovery over the short term and would inflict permanent damage,” Palin writes. “Yes, we can. Just not with Barack Obama's energy cap-and-tax plan,” she concludes. The op-ed, published even before Palin leaves office formally July 26, appears to answer questions some political observers have raised about how actively she intends to remain in national politics. She takes a shot at the press corps in explaining how she envisions her role: “Unfortunately, many in the national media would rather focus on the personality-driven political gossip of the day than on the gravity of these challenges,” Palin writes. “So, at risk of disappointing the chattering class, let me make clear what is foremost on my mind and where my focus will be.”

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